The SEIU has spent nearly $100 million on a campaign to unionize fast-food workers. Yet, this SEIU organizer claims he’s not being paid.
When the SEIU arrived in Chicago for its annual #FightFor15 protest earlier this week, it rolled into town in unmarked buses with hundreds of protesters aboard—some from as far away as Kansas.
For years, the Service Employees International Union (or SEIU) has been using its campaign to raise the minimum wage to $15 as part of an overall effort to unionize the fast-food industry.
In so doing, the SEIU has spent close to $100 million on its campaign and made fast-food giant McDonalds the main target.
Earlier this week, a videographer with America Rising Squared attended the SEIU’s rally in Chicago and had an exchange with SEIU organizer Kendall Fells.
Kendall Fells, according to reports, is a paid SEIU organizer “on loan” to the SEIU’s #FightFor15 campaign.
Fells was paid more than $146,000 in 2016 by the left-wing Service Employees International Union (SEIU), according to documents SEIU filed with the Department of Labor. Fells is listed as SEIU’s “deputy organizing director.” He is currently “on loan” to the “Fight for $15” campaign from SEIU, Fox Business reported on Wednesday.
Watch how Fells evades answering questions, then denies he is being paid to protest:
About America Rising Squared: America Rising Squared (AR2) is a 501(c)(4) organization that promotes the “principles of freedom, limited government, free enterprise, and a strong national security, and pushing back against big government liberal policies and the special interests that support them.”