Steve Sweeney just can’t let go. He lost to Ed the Trucker and it looks like he will express his bitterness towards the middle and working class of New Jersey.
You remember last week when I reported to you about the conversation of the African American Chamber of Commerce and the Associated Builders and Contractors of New Jersey about a bill that would deal a blow to small businesses, especially those belonging to minorities?
In the lame duck session before the new Senate is sworn in, Sweeney pushes forward a bill that would eliminate non-union contractors from bidding on public projects. What the public may not know is that 98% of minority-owned construction shops are not unionized and would be left out of the process. – Bill Spadea
What we now know is that the same bill could have an even harder impact on the New Jersey hospitality industry.
The idea of forcing local hotels to unionize in conjunction with endless emergency powers that have prevented landlords from evicting homeless occupants could spell the end of many New Jersey hospitality venues.
Rich Gandhi, who runs www.reformlodging.org, joins me on the morning show Monday on how dangerous Trenton’s assault on business is going to be.
Do you think this only impacts hotel owners? Think again
We also heard from several stakeholders across the state, including the president of the New Jersey Restaurant and Hospitality Association, Bhavesh Patel.
Violate employment “at will” by preventing the termination of the wrong employees until a 90-day probationary period has elapsed. If the employee is made redundant after 90 days, the owner is hit with an increase in unemployment tax.
Another bill coming up on the last day of the lame ducks session is another attack on private businesses. This requires hotel buyers to offer employment to every worker currently in the property being sold. With ZERO reduction in remuneration.
Do you think this only impacts hotel owners? Think again. If the government can force this on hotels, notice my words, your case is this.
The above post reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Bill Spadea. All opinions expressed are those of Bill. Bill Spadea is on the air weekdays 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. speaking in Jersey, taking calls at 1-800-283-1015.
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