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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NLRB Grilled by Congress on Call For Briefs

We reported at the end of last month that the NLRB had issued a call for briefs to essentially challenge the validity of right-to-work laws currently in place in literally half of the states in the union.  Last week, the US Senate got into the act by grilling the NLRB leadership in a Senate Health,…

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NLRB Goes to Next Level

The National Labor Relations Board this week took what their general counsel has been threatening for the past few months, filing 13 complaints against McDonald’s franchise owners – and naming McDonalds Corporation as a co-defendant in the action.  The charges allege some 78 violations of employee rights to organize and collectively bargain, but most importantly,…

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Fast Food Workers Arrested at Fight for $15 Rallies

According to national news reports, fast food workers, joined by SEIU members, and other activists and protesters engaged in civil disobedience to draw attention to their efforts to force unsustainable increases to minimum wages around the country.  Media stories, such as this one from the New York Times and this from the LA Times, seem…

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Minimum Wage Advocates Hold Convention in Chicago

As outrageous decisions such as this one are announced in Washington, those same groups agitating for $15/hour protests across the country held what they called a Fight For 15 Convention in Villa Park, an affluent suburb of Chicago, last weekend.  The convention was organized by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which is the radical…

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I Left My Heart (and my bottom line) In San Francisco

We wondered aloud last week where the idea of a $15/hour minimum wage would next rear its head and it didn’t take long to find out.  On Monday of this week, San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee announced a “negotiated compromise” that seeks to raise the minimum wage in San Francisco to $15/hour, the highest in…

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More Protests For $15/hour Expected Next Week

The Wall Street Journal reported this week on a plan by SEIU (Service Employees International Union) to push another wage strike by fast food workers next week across the country.  In another article, it is reported that McDonald’s workers in up to 150 cities across the US are planning a strike for this Thursday and…

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