LA Times Publishes Bogus SEIU-Led “Poll” About the Restaurant Industry

The Los Angeles Times recently reported on a “poll” by Hart Research purporting to show widespread labor law violations in the restaurant industry – an industry currently under intense unionization efforts from many major labor unions. The “poll” was commissioned by SEIU worker center “Low Pay is Not OK” – the group orchestrating strikes at fast food restaurants around the country. Erik Wemple, media critic for the Washington Post, exposed that the LA Times merely repeated SEIU talking points and chastised the “poll” for not being randomly conducted and for offering respondents gift cards in exchange for their participation. Despite what the LA Times reported, paying a select group of people to give their opinions does not result in an accurate poll.