reply to nunya
Re: The scoop And to add to your comments, when push comes to shove, if one of the "subcontractors" is in a position to say "Me and Gus and Charlie walked into the bosses office and said we wanted to discuss the change in pay and he said "If you don't like it, leave, it's not negotiable", then the company is dead meat. They've just refused to bargain and that is an unfair labor practice. Don't need a union, just three people.
You would have to be plumb crazy to up and terminate these folks.