Once again California leads the country in Stupid. Just listen to the details of AB-69 which is on its way to being passed by the California legislature. This is the dumbest idea ever, but I guess coming from the most messed up state in the USA I should not be surprised. Democratic leadership has led the state to the brink of financial collapse as they push ultra socialist policies like AB-69.
So there will be no more leadership in the workplace. No more managers. No more bosses. Everyone treated equally. Obviously this has not been thought out at all and it definitely is being pushed by people who have never had to lead a business in their lives. But once again no surprise. Just look at the disaster that is the California economy and social system.
The California Legislature is debating a bill that has passed through committee that would end hierarchy within a company. The bill is considered a landmark bill by many to eliminate what has been referred to as “wholesale oppression” of employees of a company.
AB-69 details the terms which can no longer as stated in the law be used to “create a hostile work environment.” As codified in the law, the terms “supervisor, manager, overseer, team leader, leader, producer, director, controller, chair, boss, captain, head person, head honcho, authority, chief, chairperson, chairman, partner, inspector or any other term that may create a perception of inequity that an employee may perceive as harmful to their employment individuality.” Speaker Atkins stated, “This legislation in coordination with our recent law regarding bullying in the workplace will successfully create a harmonious environment for our residents which will enhance their life experience.”
How dumb is this idea? It will create a harmonious environment where nothing gets accomplished. It will establish an environment where there is no incentive to progress or advance. But isn't that what welfare is? Typical Democrats. Trying to establish an environment where nobody strives to move forward. Welfare does more to keep people down than help them. Why go work or try to improve your life when you can sit at home and wait for a free check from the government?
ACLU spokesperson Jeffrey Steinberg expressed not only that the new law would be welcomed, but they feel the law will withstand any legal challenges. “Our society has wrought a fearful environment for have-nots who wish to improve their economic status. Being stratified with hostile terms like supervisor or manager have created a drag on our culture that must be halted.”
Hostile terms? Supervisor and Manager are earned terms. You advance to them. I mean you know it is bad if the entertainment community does not support a socialist idea. It just shows how ultra socialist AB-69 actually is.
The bill created a firestorm amongst the entertainment community. The California legislature usually bends to the will of an industry which they perceive as ideologically and financially supportive, but in this case they are at loggerheads. This was caused by the inclusion of the terms producer and director in the law. Both the PGA (Producers Guild of America) and the DGA (Directors Guild of America) stated that the terms are essential to the proper operation of the production of either a movie or a television show. The guilds stated there would be mayhem on their sets. Gary Lucchesi, Co-President of the PGA “stated the California legislature thinks it can buy us off by providing us $330 million of tax credits for our productions and stealing from us our historical rights to our designations. I earned my title of producer. All I ever wanna be is a producer. This bill will steal that from me and my fellow guild members.”
The bill provides guidelines as to proper language. Some of the suggestions are buddy, comrade, crony, compatriot, chum, confidante, friend, mate, colleague, or the ubiquitous guys. Seriously? Comrade?
Republican leadership in both the Assembly and the State Senate stated the bill was just another nail in the coffin for California as a friendly environment for employers. They stated unfortunately because of their minority status they were unable to put a halt to the progress of the law.
No wonder huge international companies like Toyota are running to get out of California. With bills like AB-69 coming more companies will run for the exits.