Fight for $15 Workers Finally Join a Union, But Not the One Paying their Salaries

Employees of the labor-backed social justice campaign Fight for $15 have joined a union themselves. The organizers joined the United Media Guild via card check. Comically, a majority of workers signed authorization cards desiring union representation. I’m left wondering why all workers did not sign cards. Apparently even when you work for a union, you…
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Fight for $15 Lowers Misses Goals, Lowers Expectations

Five years ago, when 200 New York City fast food workers first walked off the job for $15 an our and union rights, nobody gave us a shot. Since then, we’ve spread this movement to every corner of the country and beyond fast food,” said Steven Suffridge, a Fight for $15 organizer. Target recently announced…
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SEIU Suffers More Setbacks on Fight for $15

The following is from an opinion column in the Sun Prairie Star by Richard McCarty, Director of Research at Americans for Limited Government Foundation. For the past several years, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has been dumping millions of dollars of its members’ money into efforts across the country to hike the minimum wage…
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Fight for $15 Leader Paid $146,000 to Fight, Not Protest

By now readers of this blog have heard about worker centers and the worker center called Fight for $15 whose mission is to establish a $15 minimum wage for fast food workers. Anecdotally, the Fight for $15 leader (who is the subject of this post) said that $15 was chosen as their preferred minimum wage…
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Union Develops Creative Solution for Jobs Lost through the “Fight for $15” Campaign

Unions have become active in the recent campaign to raise the minimum wage to $15. If successful, the mandatory wage hike will cause some workers, particularly entry-level workers, to lose their jobs. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 570 in Phoenix admitted so much. So why would unions fight for something that will cost…
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Unions Have a Sexual Harassment Problem

Harvey Weinstein’s closet isn’t the only one with skeletons in it. America’s labor movement, which has long touted is pro-worker bona fides has a troubling harassment history of its own. Female employees of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct. Executive Vice President Scott Courtney, who had led the…
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