SEIU is among the most militant unions, and no priority tops the $15 per hour minimum wage. That’s why they are hiring protesters to demand that hourly pay across America. (Apparently, you can’t get volunteers to do the Lord’s Work.)
Well, it turns out that SEIU pays the market rate for protesters, which is less than $15 per hour. The protesters decide they need to unionize and demand….wait for it….$15 per hour.
No can do, says SEIU.
At a “Fight for 15” conference in Richmond, Virginia this month, the protest organizers showed up to demand to unionize themselves. According to the website In These Times, a woman from Las Vegas who works as a union organizer tried to deliver a letter asking the SEIU to confirm it employs them and will allow them to unionize. She was blocked by security.
The SEIU responded that it “supports the ability of all workers” to unionize, “including organizers in the Fight for $15.” But the union also claims it doesn’t employ the workers because the organizers are directly employed by individual organizing committees in each city that has a Fight for $15 campaign.
Wall Street Journal
SEIU’s response wins today’s prestigious prize from ZipDialog: “The Irony is in the Fire” News Award.
In accepting the award, SEIU’s bosses thanked the fine coal-mine owners of Ludlow, Colorado, who devised that response in December 1914.