AstroTurfOn May 13, 2015 Latest updates
Although it’s invested heavily in its Fight for 15 campaign, SEIU still struggles to get fast food workers to join its protests.
Glenn Spencer, vice president at the Chamber of Commerce’s Workforce Freedom Initiative, said that the majority of attendees are professional protesters and union agitators, rather than actual fast food employees.
“The protests aren’t about wages or working conditions, they are about promoting the SEIU’s campaign to unionize the fast food industry,” Spencer said in a release. “Yet after investing two years … in these PR stunts, the SEIU still struggles to find actual employees to participate, let alone express an interest in joining a union.”