If successful, the union may rake in nearly $1.3 billion in dues per year in an industry-wide agreement.
One can never accuse the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) of dreaming big and, given the possible monetary rewards if the union succeeds in unionizing the nation’s fast-food workers, the SEIU’s efforts may enrich the union by billions.
Since 2012, the SEIU has invested an estimated $80 million in its “Fight for $15” scheme to unionize the nation’s fast-food workers.
While, thus far, McDonald’s has been the primary victim of the SEIU’s attacks, the union’s overall goal since 2009 has been to unionize all fast-food workers in the U.S.
In an all-but-dismissed White House summit on “worker voice” last year, SEIU president Mary Kay Henry spoke at length with President Barack Obama and summit attendees.
During her statement, Ms. Henry gives a clue as to the SEIU’s true motives with its Fight for $15 movement (beginning at 15:37 in the video below), indicating that 4 million fast-food workers could be covered in a “national agreement.”
“…because 4 million fast-food workers being able to have a national agreement with the multi-national corporations in the U.S. like they do in countries across the globe…”
As the SEIU’s minimum union dues (for workers making between $5,000 and $16,000 per year) are $27 per month, if the SEIU succeeds in achieving an industry-wide agreement and unionizes 4 million fast-food workers, the SEIU would rake in a potential $1.3 billion per year in union dues.