That’s fresh news for Gary Horacek.
“They can go out and get what I have and maybe do better,” said Horacek, who works at Omaha’s Mechanical Systems, Inc. as a sheet metal specialist and a welder.
He started in the sheet metal business 56 years ago.
He says the maximum wage idea is exactly what he had in mind when he joined his union at the age of 19.
“And then every chance I got I improved my skills to improve my employability. That’s what people have to do,” said Horacek.
You have got to learn or train to earn.