Dear Editor

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 11:45am
Gary Koniz

The Fair Wage and Benefits Amendment 



The purpose of this Initiative is to establish a fair, just, and well-regulated economy by the enactment of many different gradients of Prevailing Minimum Wages based upon The Federal Government’s General Schedule (GS) Standard for Each Category of Employment Field, and that is also to include for State Regulated Price Index Oversight Control to The Cost of Living Essentials, and for an Affordable Payroll Deducted Health Care and Dental Care Coverage. That also entails the right to Full Public Employment to be provided for by The State if necessary.



Florida Constitution: Article 1

Section 6.  Right to work.



(a)  The right of persons to work shall not be denied or abridged on account of membership or non-membership in any labor union or labor organization. The right of employees, by and through a labor organization, to bargain collectively shall not be denied or abridged. Public employees shall not have the right to strike.



(b)  The right of persons to work is as well to include for the right to a gainful livelihood based to a Fair Wage stipulation to be enacted into law and carried out by strict and binding yearly Federal Mediation Arbitration in regulation of the economy by stabilizing The State’s wages paid to workers to a uniform parity agreement with The Federal Government’s (GS) General Schedule Wage Standards, to set the hourly wage rates for each rated category of employment field to exist in The State of Florida, based to the index of The Prevailing Minimum Wages established for Federal Government Workers and to be monitored over to coincide with each sector of Private Employment Categories.  And that such Prevailing Wages for each Job Description to exist are to be posted by The Florida Department Of Labor, who is charged with the responsibility for enforcement.



(c)  This measure is also to call for a well-regulated “Fair Price Index Agreement,” to concern with State Government Oversight to The Cost Essential Necessities To Survival for The Public Well-Being in the interest of the public need, and To Prevent Inflation; to do with; food, shelter, clothing, fuel, transportation, household necessities, vital utilities services, insurance, medical and dental services, and other Cost Essentials; and what does not specify for luxury items to be included.  In understanding that The Pricing to these Cost of Living Essentials are not further to be exploited, and that are permitted to operate in the public interest by license agreement of The State, under Government Supervision.



(d)  An affordable Payroll Deducted State Sponsored Health Care and Dental Care Coverage Plan option is also to be offered and provided to the people, (to be levied in fair percentage of earned income upon the enrollment base of the entire population.)



(e)  It is further to be reasoned that the right to work also entails the right to employment, to be provided for by The State if necessary, in agreement with the Federal Government in support of allocations from The Federal Treasury Department, to the individual States for redistribution to local City and County Governments; based to the understanding that Government Services in their own right, possess their own Inherent Intrinsic Barter Value in Agreement in mandate to be issued for by Fiat Monetary Generation in Full Faith contingency to taxation shortfall to provide Necessary Services and Full Employment.