“Worker Committees” a $15 Million SEIU Project

Labor Pains

We’ve covered the SEIU-led campaign to organize fast food restaurants without a secret ballot—a.k.a. by “card check”—since it began nearly two years ago. It’s a big push by one of America’s most aggressive labor organizations get two big “wins” for the union: A minimum-wage hike—which our research shows would benefit SEIU directly in addition to hurting non-unionized SEIU competitors—and a national card-check unionization of the fast food industry.

Unions exempt from Albany disclosure reforms

By Chris Bragg, Crain’s New York Business

The state budget agreement passed late Monday evening in Albany requires more disclosure of the outside election spending that has skyrocketed following the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision. But not all outside groups will have to disclose equally.