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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…

Flashback: SEIU’s Latest “Study” Relies On Data From Discredited Research Firm

As the SEIU plans to release its latest study critiquing working conditions in the fast food industry, the union is using a research firm that has been criticized for using flawed methodology in the past.  Last year, The Washington Post slammed a similar SEIU-promoted survey that was conducted by Hart Research Associates.  According to the…

Fast Food Protest Myths Dispelled

  Fast Food Protests: The Five Most Prominent Myths Dispelled  Myth:  It’s about raising wages. Fact:   Kendall Fells, the organizing director for Fast Food Forward (the group that established the Fight for 15 campaign) was caught on video saying: “To be clear, this is not a minimum wage campaign. These fast food workers are not…

BlackFridayProtest.org Video Tutorial: How to Create a Fake Grassroots Campaign

Today, Worker Center Watch released a new video detailing how OUR Walmart manufactures their petition and protest numbers on BlackFridayProtests.org.  In previous years, OUR Walmart has made similar overinflated claims regarding the size and scope of actions, as well as the number of participants. It’s been well documented in the press that OUR Walmart protestors are induced to participate with…

Louisville Activists Tow the Line for Big Labor

While members of the Metro Council deliberate the merits of a minimum wage increase, Louisville residents should know that the lead group advocating for the increase, Kentucky Jobs with Justice (KYJWJ), has less than altruistic motives. A closer look at KYJWJ reveals that the organization is part of a national network of union-backed groups spanning…