|SEIU bosses at Occupy Chicago rally|
From ABC 7 Chicago's Chuck Goudie:
According to federal records, the SEIU has spent nearly as much on its fight for a $15 minimum wage as it did in 2008 when the union spent $28 million helping get Barack Obama elected president.What's in it for SEIU? In the extremely unlikely event the leftist union organizes millions of retail and fast food workers, they will be able to deduct dues money from their paychecks.
As low-wage worker protests spread across Chicago, dozens of other big cities and college campuses, the demonstrations culminate a three year plan by SEIU.
For the SEIU, it is a plan that has been elaborate and very expensive, backed largely by the dues that its two million members pay. That plan cost nearly $50 million the past two years.
According to 2014 Labor Department records filed by SEIU officials, the union spent $24 million in that year alone on eight support organizations aimed at increasing wages for fast food and retail workers.
What's in it for the members of the SEIU?
I don't know. Maybe SEIU members need a union to protect them from their union.