Minimum Wages Targeted/Vetoed/Filed

No matter which state one is talking about, the question of minimum wages is either at the political forefront or soon to be. As a case in point, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the Fight for $15 (but I repeat myself) will announce on Labor Day, a campaign to target elected officials who…

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A Ballot Trifecta

SEIU-backed Raise Up Massachusetts is looking to score on a trifecta of issues on the coming November ballot as the group filed two petitions with the Attorney General by Wednesday’s initial deadline.  The two petitions include increasing the Massachusetts minimum wage to $15 per hour, and mandating up to 26 weeks of paid sick leave.…

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Minimum Wage Headlines

The debate over minimum wages, funded in large part by SEIU and its so-called Fight for $15, continues to surface around the country. Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogset is suggesting that the city council take a breath before moving forward with Proposal 92, which would hike the minimum wage for municipal workers to $13 an hour.…

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Fight For $15 Protests Next Tuesday

Although we’ve seen them plenty in the past, the next protest by SEIU pushing for a $15 minimum wage is planned for next Tuesday, May 23. This time around however, the effort appears to be solely targeting McDonald’s store around the country and organizers hope to also picket Wednesday at the McDonald’s shareholders meeting. This…

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Miscellaneous

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is continuing its attacks on McDonald’s with its latest call for an investigation of the rents that the Golden Arches are charging their franchisees and the impact those rents may have on McDonalds workers in franchised locations. The union behind the “Fight for $15” effort has formally requested that the…

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May Day Strike Planned by SEIU

No doubt the NLRB wouldn’t see this as an ‘unfair labor practice’, but the SEIU – USWW (Service Employees International Union United Service Workers West) along with the Food Chain Workers Alliance and a host of others are calling for another nationwide one-day strike on May 1. The liberal media organization, Buzzfeed (more Fake News?),…

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Calmer Seas for Acosta

For the past few months, we’ve reported regularly on the ups and downs of former Trump Labor Secretary nominee Andy Puzder and the ultimately successful effort to derail his appointment. Early indications are that the new nominee for the business-critical post, Alexander Acosta, (here is a story on his time on the National Labor Relations…

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SEIU Cutting Budget

They may have been spending like the proverbial ‘drunken sailor’ on their Fight for $15 campaigns around the country, but the Service Employees International Union has decided to tighten the purse strings a bit in the face of the Republican electoral landslide in the November elections.  The nation’s second-largest labor union will cut 10% of…

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With New Year Comes Minimum Wage Hikes

With the flip of the calendar to December, we need to be aware of pending increases in state minimum wages across the country.  To that end, on January 1, 2017 the following increases will become effective: Arizona to $10 per hour; Arkansas to $8.50; California to $10.50; Colorado to $9.30; Connecticut to $10.10; Hawaii to…

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SEIU & Fight for $15

We thought GMOs had been dealt with and you may have forgotten about SEIU and their efforts orchestrating the Fight for $15 efforts around the country, but post-election, they’re back like a bad penny!  Next Tuesday, November 29, service workers (including baggage handlers, cleaners, janitors and wheelchair attendants) at O’Hare International Airport will walk off…

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