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.

Ruling may curb unruly union acts

By Glenn Spencer, Las Vegas Review-Journal

A recent decision by a federal court in Nevada highlights a significant problem facing the Las Vegas economy, one that threatens the livelihoods of many workers. The issue in question is unions seeking to drive business away from employers they dislike. Unfortunately, this has sometimes driven business opportunities right out of the state.