Minimum Wage – It’s All About Perception!

By Dave Bego
Recently, the “Fight for Fifteen” demonstrations at McDonald’s and Wal-Mart stores across the country have sparked empathy in the news coverage by the main stream media. The liberal coverage of these outlets portrays employees as being taken advantage of and in need of increased wages and benefits. As with most things in life, it is...

TAGS: Fight for Fifteen, Minimum Wage

Meet "McCashier" Your $15.00 Per Hour McDonald's Worker Replacement

By Mike Shedlock
Editor’s Note:  Successful union activism in support of a $15/hour minimum wage will not only reduce the supply of entry level jobs – it will have a disproportionate negative impact on small businesses. Large corporations will invest directly in – or offer their franchisees access to – specialized automation equipment. Small businesses will not have...

TAGS: automation, Fight for Fifteen, Minimum Wage

SEIU Shows It Is Not About Employee Free Choice

By Dave Bego
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU), arguably the most ardent proponent of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), continues to demonstrate the hypocrisy of its true motives through its tactics and political machinations. The political maneuvering of the SEIU and its big labor brethren show that they do not have employee best interests at heart, and...

TAGS: Dave Bego, Fight for Fifteen, seiu

Lowering the Cost of Living is Better than Raising the Minimum Wage

By Mike Shedlock
Editor’s Note:  This post by Michael Shedlock explains quite well why significantly increasing the minimum wage is a terrible idea. If the union’s new “Fight for Fifteen” (dollars per hour) campaign were successful, it would increase unemployment, and unleash a round of price inflation that would in-turn require government entitlement payments to increase. This is...

TAGS: Cato Institute, Fight for Fifteen, medicaid

Unions Adopting New Strategies to Rebuild Membership

By Dave Bego
Big Labor bosses are facing the increasing realization that their organizations are rapidly facing extinction. A trifecta of difficulties, consisting of recent revelations of the impact Obamacare will have on union costs and membership, the weakening of support for “Card Check” legislation, and the increasing popularity and passage of “Right-to-Work” laws have the Gasping Dinosaurs very nervous. Union...

TAGS: card check, Dave Bego, Fight for Fifteen, NLRB, seiu, social justice, The Devil at Our Doorstep, Unions