#1 Big Labor Spending Big Bucks On Coordinated Fast Food Protests
09-05-2014, 11:49 PM
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Big Labor Spending Big Bucks On Coordinated Fast Food Protests
Protests outside fast food restaurants flared up in cities around the country Thursday, organized by groups with plenty of ties to prominent labor unions. The front groups organizing the protests — with names like Citizens Action of New York and Fast Food Workers United — use a mix of Occupy Wall Street populism and Big Labor tactics to draw attention to their cause.
But the real goal seems to be drawing more members into the union, rather than generating better working conditions for America’s legions of burger-flippers.
The Service Employees International Union, or SEIU, is one of the biggest backers of the effort to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour and to unionize fast food workers. The union is heavily invested in the effort, having spent more than $38 million, directly and indirectly, in 2013 alone.[...]
Williams said unions like SEIU are growing desperate for new members, as labor union membership in the private sector has dwindled over the past few decades.
“If the union chose to invest that money in its members’ pension fund or career advancement programs, perhaps it wouldn’t have such a difficult time persuading workers to join the union,” he said.
09-06-2014, 02:29 AM
This is why these people are as dumb as a sack of wet potatoes. The unions are pushing for this so they can get more dues money but these donkeys don't see it.The Obama Administration: Deny. Deflect. Blame.
09-06-2014, 05:31 AM
Unions are big business, they invest in their own future, they really do not care about the employees.
09-06-2014, 09:42 AM
And of course the lapdog media refers to these as a grassroots movement. Tea party rallies are always "Astroturf" events set up by special interests and big money.Voted hottest "chick" at CU - My hotness transcends gender
09-07-2014, 09:11 AM
I also watched the John Deere Foundry, International Harvester, CAT and JI Case plants close...and no one could figure out why outsourcing was less costly.....leaving one community with 25k unemployed in less then two years....
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