Speaking of minimum wages, the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor submitted a minimum wage hike proposal to the Santa Monica City Council that exempts the union from the $15/hour wage they advocate.  The union hid the exemption, which would allow those employers with collective bargaining agreements to pay less than the minimum in the latter half of the 12-page proposal.  If this story seems familiar, you have a good memory – this same union tried this same exemption in the Los Angeles City Council in May of this year!