The Fight for $15 movement is primarily supported by labor unions like the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Some critics have contested the movement isn’t grassroots but rather a ploy by unions to recruit. The Center for Union Facts released a report Monday which found the union spent over $19 million on the Fight for $15 last year.
“Today’s protests were organized by out-of-touch left-wingers who are upset that their disastrous policy proposals continue to go nowhere,” Jeremy Adler, communications director for the conservative nonprofit America Rising Squared, told InsideSources. “SEIU is funding this effort, not out of an interest in helping workers, but only so they can try to acquire more dues-paying members, and waste their hard-earned money on rejected political activities.”
May 23, 2017