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Despite dwindling numbers, Big Labor has a winning new strategy

Despite dwindling numbers, Big Labor has a winning new strategy

With the signing into law Monday of a $15 minimum wage in both California and New York, American unions — more particularly, the Service Employees International Union — have demonstrated that they've found a new way to bargain on workers' behalf. Blocked by dysfunctional labor laws from organizing workers on the job, they've become adept at winning victories for them through the political process.

When SEIU and a band of 200 New York City fast-food workers began the Fight for 15 in 2012, their goal was to unionize the sector, beginning with the industry giant, McDonald's. That goal is as elusive today as it was then, but the campaign has nonetheless begun to transform...

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