UFCW Again Admits it Owns the Corporate Campaign Worker Center OUR Wal-Mart

Unions are required to file annual LM-2s that transparently track union finances and business dealings. The United Food and Commercial Workers’ union (UFCW) recently filed its LM-2 again admitting that it is the front group for OUR Wal-Mart. Specifically, UFCW’s response to question 11(b) states: “The UFCW has a subsidiary organization maintained in Washington DC named the Organization United For Respect at Wal-Mart whose purpose as stated in the by-laws will be the betterment of the conditions of the current and former associates at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., within the meaning of Section 501(c)(5) of the Internal Revenue Code, and to make Wal-Mart a better corporate citizen.”

Elsewhere in its LM-2, SEIU disclosed that it paid the public relations firm BerlinRosen nearly a quarter of a million dollars from workers’ dues to consult on its Fast Food Forward and Fight for $15 worker campaigns.