‘Fight for 15’ organizer says he’s not paid to protest, but he does make a handsome six-figure union salary

Screenshot of SEIU organizer Kendall Fells. “Please don’t record me.”

The only people who make out in a socialist society are those at the very top. Everyone else is cannon fodder.

Contrary to claims that he’s just an ordinary, struggling fast-food worker trying to make it on a minimum wage, “Fight for $15” movement organizer Kendall Fells hauls in a six-figure salary sucking off the earnings of union members.

Fells was asked if he was being paid to attend Chicago’s “March on McDonald’s” protest he organized that was held earlier this week, the Daily Caller reported.

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“No I’m not,” he told a researcher from America Rising Squared, a conservative non-profit “dedicated to promoting the principles of freedom, limited government, free enterprise, and a strong national security,” according to its website.

But Fells is actually employed by the Service Employees International Union, and although SEIU members are typically low-paid workers, Fells earned $146,000 in 2016 as the union’s “deputy organizing director,” according to filings with the Labor Department.

When interviewed art the Chicago event, Fells was reluctant to answer questions about himself, and at one point told the interviewer “Please don’t record me” as he moved his hand in front of the camera lens, according to the DC.

“The question you should be asking is like how much do these corporations make and how much do these people make and why are they out here protesting,” Fells said.

Interestingly enough, although he claimed a huge disparity between fast-food employer-employee earnings, at a May 12, 2014 event, Fells said he uses restaurants’ minuscule profit margin as a tool to demand higher wages.

“McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King — these places specialize in selling burgers. We specialize in fighting. So it’s hard for them to fight us and sell burgers at the same time,” he said.

“So if they were to fire one of our workers or cut one of our worker’s hours, we try to have a reasonable conversation with them because we’re very reasonable individuals,” Fells continued.

“If that doesn’t work, then we’ll bring 150 people and shut their store down day after day after day, and their profit-margin is so small that they’re kind of forced to make an economic decision.”

What he didn’t reveal was that precisely because of their low profit margin, fast-food outlets often revert to either automation or going out of business entirely. The employee comes out the loser in either of these scenarios.

Folks on social media called it as they saw it: just another example of liberal hypocrisy.

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Congressional Democrats are calling for a national $15 per hour minimum wage, prompting one person to ask, why stop there?

$5,000 an hour? Yeah, that oughta do it.

H/T: Peter Hasson, The Daily Caller


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