NLRB official rejects McDonald’s bid for union documents

By Alejandra Cancino, Chicago Tribune

A National Labor Relations Board administrative law judge denied McDonald’s request for documents from groups hired by the Service Employees International Union that could have revealed the names of current and former McDonald’s employees supporting the union-backed campaign demanding $15 per hour wages and better working conditions.

The $50 million question

By Rick Berman, The Washington Times

Facing what appears to be terminal decline, the Service Employees International Union has taken to a desperate Hail Mary play to keep their bank accounts well-funded. This week SEIU and its “worker center” front groups, led by Berlin Rosen — a political consultancy with ties to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and other left-wing groups — staged various media stunts claiming to be “strikes” against fast food restaurants for higher wages.

Union spends big on low-wage campaign, endgame unclear

By Nathan Layne and Lisa Baertlein, Reuters

Tens of millions of dollars and counting. That’s how much the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has spent so far on a three-year campaign to improve the plight of low-wage retail and fast-food workers, an analysis of public filings shows.