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Reply #15 on: September 11, 2019, 03:36:11 AM
Under this new law that the Gov signed, I figure that the elementary schools will soon resemble the "Lord of the Flies".   :o  It won't take long before the children realize that there are no consequences for "acting out" and then it will classroom terror.  You will reap what you sow.   :(

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            Actually it's worse than that already in a lot of places. Has been for a lot of years. Many inner-city schools are just daycare warehouses.
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Reply #16 on: September 11, 2019, 10:14:02 PM
Every day it is something new.   :'( The latest California bill that the governor said he would sign would outlaw independent, contract and part-time workers and reclassify them as "employees" for the companies that they work for. They would all have to be full-time employees of a larger company, apparently. News reports say that the law would affect over a million contract workers.

Kind of tough on independent truck drivers, handymen, and many other jobs.  The law is apparently aimed at Uber drivers, package and food delivery drivers, independent non-union contractors and similar one-man businesses, but a lot of other contract jobs are going to be dragged down with them.  Doctors have been exempted, along with a few other professions in the bill, such as (no surprise) lawyers. 

Anyone else who wants to be exempted from the provisions of the law would have to complete a questionnaire written by the AFLCIO and submit it to a state bureaucrat who would decide if they could be exempted from the law and remain an independent contractor. (Construction unions pushed the bill because they were concerned about a rumor that someone was developing a smart phone app that would allow homeowners to hire workers to perform construction jobs around their homes - instead of just going down to the local Home Depot and dragging someone off of the street.) ::)

Radio talk show news reports said that many of the legislators admitted that they had voted for the law without actually reading it as they weren't given time to do so. Republicans wanted to have public hearings on the proposed law, but Democrats (who have a "super-majority" in the legislature) said that it was too important to let the public comment on the bill and it needed to be passed right away.  :o

There was speculation on the radio talk shows that this was really done to deal a blow to the "underground economy" that operates on cash and doesn't pay payroll, SS, unemployment, employer and various other taxes to the state, federal and local governments.   :o
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Reply #17 on: September 12, 2019, 03:13:52 AM
That law will put a lot of people out of a job.

By making them employees, the company will have to provide health insurance and Social Security payments.

That latter item can cost a company over $6000/year per employee, a price that could easily put a company out of business if they have very many of those part time workers.

Of course the law makers don't give a shit.  They are only looking for more money going into the 'system' under the pretext of looking like they are on the workers side.
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Reply #18 on: September 12, 2019, 02:22:59 PM
That law will put a lot of people out of a job.

By making them employees, the company will have to provide health insurance and Social Security payments.

That latter item can cost a company over $6000/year per employee, a price that could easily put a company out of business if they have very many of those part time workers.

Of course the law makers don't give a shit.  They are only looking for more money going into the 'system' under the pretext of looking like they are on the workers side.

You are exactly right and that is what the analysts are saying about the law, which the Governor says he will sign.  But guess what? The legislators and "progressives" don't give a shit (as you say) - which they ignore anyway while walking around the streets of San Francisco.  ::)

I assume that if tens of thousands of people get laid off because small businesses close, or just can't afford to make their independent contractors (which are now working and can work at more than one job), full-time employees, which will then become homeless, the politicians will feel sorry for them and rush to help them out with public funds so that their lives living on the street in a tent will be more comfortable.  >:(

It just occurred to me that maybe an up and coming job career for someone who wanted to start up a new business would be making tents designed for California public sidewalk living.  ::)

I just heard a new report about the law that said that independent musicians and singers are not exempted from the law.  So if you want to create a band you will have to pay your other band members as employees and pay them as if they were working at a Ford factory.

What hasn't been mentioned yet is that the law would likely apply to seniors who hire an in-home care person as they get older and don't want (or can't afford) to live in a nursing home. Can you imagine a 90-year old woman having to pay a person helping them live in their home as a full-time employee, with breaks, paid lunchtime, overtime after 8 hours of work, health insurance, paid vacations, deducting income and SS taxes, etc., etc.?  :o  That is just crazy!  I might add that I have a friend who just had to place his mother in a nursing home when she fell down and broke her hip. She is paying $10,000 a month to live in the facility.  It won't take long before she goes broke and has to sell the home that she lived in all of her life. What a way to spend the last years of your life and then end up with nothing.  :'(

The Government is here to help.   >:(

The latest reports say that newspapers (the LA Times was mentioned) are very much concerned what this law will do to their paper delivery services.  Right now they pay independent contractors per paper delivered, but if they had to employee paperboys full time that would really put the printed paper home delivery service in financial jeopardy. The law gives newspaper companies one year to figure it out before it will apply to them.

The state's newspaper publishing organization took out a 1/2 page ad in today's newspaper complaining about the new law and stating that it will likely put smaller newspapers out of business because they can't afford to pay newspaper delivery people as full-time employees. 
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Reply #19 on: September 12, 2019, 10:39:29 PM
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       Progressive funneling and sorting since the end of WW2 is also why our new hire teachers for the past 30 or 40 years have been from the bottom 1/3 of their graduating classes rather than the top 1/3 as it used to be. 

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Broader opportunities for women since the Eisenhower Administration is the culprit. Once teaching was one of few professions open to smart and well educated women. This has changed. You want better teachers, pay them better.
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