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The fix is in on Cuomo’s wage-fixing panel

Washington Examiner, by Ashley Pratte Earlier this month, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that his labor commissioner would “impanel a Wage Board to recommend what adequate wages should be” in the fast food industry. The Democrat followed up with an error-laden op-ed in the New York Times, targeting the quick service industry as the latest patient in need of government intervention. Cuomo more or less ignored all arguments in favor of letting the market set fast-food wages — that the industry gives millions of young workers an opportunity to enter the job market; that the service industry provides a…

ROC: Forging IDs, Trespassing and Theft … Just Another Day at the Office

Forging identifications, misleading government agencies and defrauding taxpayers – it’s all in a day’s work for the Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC). ROC, which spends the majority of its time preaching that restauranteurs should take the “high road” and employ “ethical” practices, stooped to a not-so-new low this week when they forged IDs, trespassed, and possibly violated the Illinois statute for theft when they decided not to pay the $55 entrance to enter the National Restaurant Association convention in Chicago. This same organization has been under investigation by the U.S. House of Representatives for its “history of intimidation towards opponents and management problems,” and the group was also sued by its…

Is This the Beginning of the End for the Union Harassment Campaign Against Walmart?

National Review, by Ashley Pratte As media outlets dutifully reported last week’s fast-food protests for a $15 minimum wage, another big labor story went relatively unnoticed. The Washington Post reported that the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) has “slashed” more than half of the funding for its “OUR Walmart” campaign. According to the Post, the UFCW’s new president campaigned on the platform that too many resources had been devoted to the effort – in other words, it seems like a majority of the UFCW’s 1.3 million members agreed. Few people outside the UFCW’s leadership will ever know how much…