Fox completely forgot to mention this "expert's" ties to the industry.
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This morning fast food workers walked out in seven cities demanding a raise to $15 an hour and the right to form a union. The Fox Business Network invited Richard Berman of the Employment Policies Institute (EPI) to respond. According to Media Matters:
Berman, a corporate lobbyist, was allowed to provide this input without disclosing his organization’s ties to the fast food industry. According to Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, the Employment Policies Institute is one of many front groups associated with Berman which provide political cover for clients in the restaurant, hospitality, alcohol, and tobacco industries. Berman specializes in a so-called “aggressive media outreach” approach intended to “change the debate” in favor of major clients.
Labor has gone on the offensive late in 2012. In the past two months Wal-Mart workers, warehouse workers, and now fast-food workers have gone on unprecedented strikes. It's great to see Latinos at the forefront of this struggle. There's a lot to gain!
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Wal-Mart is actually doing this. They're buying anti-strike segments on Fox News, where you can see how scared they are of the forthcoming Black Friday strike. You know how you can tell they're scared? Cause all this VP of Communications at Wal-Mart guy can say is "Black Friday is going to be awesome!" Here's more via Media Matters
It's quite telling that the party who touts job creation does not bother to ensure that the workers who fill those jobs, get paid a minimum wage, not to mention a living wage. What kind of jobs does the GOP have in mind when it says it wants to restore America's greatness?
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