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WCW Releases New Videos Ahead of Black Friday Protests

Today, Worker Center Watch released a new video, “I’m Not a Worker.”  The title is a direct quote from OUR Walmart protestors at a Pico Rivera, California store last week (November 19th, 2015). We couldn’t sum up the OUR Walmart protests with any more efficiently than the protestors did with that simple statement, “I’m not a worker.” Another video released today includes interviews from various affiliated unions and worker center groups.  As both videos demonstrate, these protests are comprised of union members, activists and students, rather than actual workers.  It’s been previously documented that many of these protestors are paid to participate.  According…

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…