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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…

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,…

‘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.”…

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…

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…