Patrick Brod 
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Re: “Oakland Hotel Workers and Chinatown Groups Urge City Not to Approve New Hotel Because of Alleged Wage Theft

Articles like this prove why no one reads the east bay express. Heavily biased journalism at its finest. Anyone familiar with Oakland development will know that although there has been much development in Oakland recently, there hasn't been a new hotel put in the town in decades. This hotel, whether rightfully or not, has become the lightning rod for a labor union that is desperately trying to set a labor precedent for all new hotel development that happens in Oakland. Though I am not familiar with the Balaji enterprises practices, this reeks of union smear. I agree that every employee should be paid fair wages but isn't that why Oakland passed the minimum wage law into effect? My experience with unions is such that they ruin working relations and that employees see little added financial benefit if any. I hope Oakland can start to get it straight and realize that new development will only bring more revenue to the city and help to alleviate the many problems that ail this city.

Posted by Patrick Brod on 02/13/2016 at 10:04 AM

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