Sign in to comment!

Menu
Home

Politics

Issues

Critics warn of 'union mercenary' group entering minimum wage debate in Seattle

As Seattle and its leaders contemplate raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour, a group that one critic dubs a “union mercenary” has entered the fray.

The Olympia-based Freedom Foundation revealed last week that the Restaurant Opportunities Center, a federally registered nonprofit organization based in New York City, is conducting surveys in the Seattle area, a sign the group is about to enter the battle over the higher wage proposal.

ROC isn’t a labor union, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have nearly identical goals as organized labor. ROC poses as a pro-worker, anti-corporation group that seeks workplace justice.

Mike Paranzino, communications director for ROC Exposed, told Watchdog.org that Seattle residents — and Washingtonians in general — should be leery of ROC’s presence on the ideological battlefield.

Click for more from Watchdog.org.