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‘Street theater’ antics, compliments of SEIU

People are out again today calling for some jobs to pay $15 an hour. Critics, meanwhile, continue to warn against such wages. What began last year as demonstrations of fast-food workers has now reached out to home care and child care providers, retail employees, and “anyone struggling to get by regardless of industry or location.” Ryan Williams, senior adviser to Worker Center Watch, says this amounts to street theater, produced by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and their affiliates. “These people are many times bused in and paid to act like workers to protest in front of fast-food locations to…

SEIU Rolls Out Astroturf at McDonalds

Fast food protests will begin Wednesday BY: Bill McMorris April 15, 2015 5:00 am Labor giant SEIU invested about $20 million on worker organizing committees in 2014, and they’re going to see a return on that investment on Wednesday as protesters assemble outside McDonalds. The Fast Food Forward movement, an SEIU-supported coalition group, is organizing protests in cities across the country at fast food franchises. The demonstrations are ostensibly targeted at raising hourly wages of workers to $15 per hour, more than double the current national minimum wage. But critics, such as Ryan Williams, a spokesman for Worker Center Watch, said that the…

Congressional Sympathizers join with Activist who Applauds Unions Skirting Labor Law

In an effort to promote the 4/15 SEIU-back protests, labor activists and friendly members of Congress will hold a forum on Capitol Hill.  Ironically, just two weeks ago one of the activists, Saru Jayaraman, was waxing poetic about how labor activists organizing efforts in fast food purposefully circumvent the National Labor Relations Act. Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus will host the forum with labor activists at 2:30 pm on Wednesday. Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz; Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn; and Rep. Sheila Jackson, D-Texas will join Saru Jayaraman, co-founder of the Restaurant Opportunities Center, and George Faraday, policy director for the union conflagration Change to Win….