Eric Boehm on Left-Wing Labor Protesters Funded by Taxpayer Dollars


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Labor activists using tactics adopted from the Occupy Wall Street movement are crashing restaurants across the nation in an effort to raise wages for workers, and as Eric Boehm reveals, they're getting taxpayer money to fund the effort. Using a combination of federal grants and grants from left-leaning organizations, the Restaurant Opportunity Center, or ROC, is technically a charitable nonprofit and not a union. But their pro-worker messages, anti-employer protests, and self-proclaimed goal of organizing service-sector employees for the purposes of negotiating higher wages make ROC look and sound much like a labor union.