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The Los Angeles Federation of Labor is a union that helped lead the recent effort to pass a bill through the L.A. City Council increasing the minimum wage to $15 by 2020. What change to this bill is the union now seeking?

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Per the Los Angeles Times, the union has announced that it wants to change the law so that "companies with workers represented by unions" can "negotiate a wage below that mandated by the law." When governments force employers to pay wages that are above market rates, this induces employers to outsource jobs and replace workers with machinery.

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