Tuesday, November 26, 2019


Almost everything eventually becomes a grind and right now with SPECIAL THANKS TO KICK-ASS TKC READERS we've got a glimpse behind the curtain of a social justice movement that has earned quite a bit of progress locally by way of nationwide union funding.

To wit . . .


OF COURSE, not everybody agrees with this fair wage fast food worker movement and some of our smartest readers point out that the protests simply advance the argument for increased automation and actually hurt low-wage workers in the long run.

Then again, a look at the job descriptions indicates that this entry level organizer position probably doesn't even pay $15-buck-an-hour if done properly and seems like very exhausting grassroots work. The whole thing reminds our blog community of a long-ago satirical article that hit upon a fundamental truth: Undercover Cop Never Knew Selling Drugs Was Such Hard Work

Nevertheless, with special thanks to EPIC FRIENDS OF THE BLOG IN THE NON-PROFIT WORLD . . . We get a detailed glimpse at how this movement works from the inside out as the new crop of PROFESSIONAL ACTIVISTS prepare start another season of protest . . . Checkit:

ORGANIZER – KANSAS CITY, MO Fight for $15 and a Union Campaign

LOCATION: Kansas City, MO
JOB TYPE: Full Time
REPORTS TO: Senior Lead Organizer and Coordinator
SUPERVISES: This position does not supervise staff.
SALARY: Salary is commensurate based on experience.

PURPOSE OF POSITION: To represent and assist the SEIU-NFFWU in organizing fast food workers and implementing organizing goals of the Campaign. This is a bargaining unit position.


(Any one position may not include all of the specific duties and responsibilities listed. Examples provide a general summary of the work required and should not be treated as a total and complete list of expected duties to be performed by employees in the classification.)

To conduct broad and intensive outreach efforts to fast food workers and other low-wage workers by:

- Building one-on-one relationships with workers.
- Identifying and developing leaders to guide and lead campaigns.
- Conducting individual/group meetings with workers to discuss and plan organizing campaigns.
- Motivating individual workers and groups of workers to take action.
- Engaging workers in broader union efforts to bring pressure to bear on industry sectors.
- Coordinating with workers to gather information that is useful in identifying opportunities for membership growth and mobilization.
- Working to involve community allies in organizing campaigns.


- Demonstrated commitment to social justice and grassroots organizing.
- Basic writing and computer skills.
- The ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
- Ability to work long and irregular hours, including some nights, weekends, and holidays. Possession of basic map navigation skills a plus.
- Must possess a valid U.S. driver's license, auto insurance, and an automobile for business use.


SEIU NFFWU staff enjoys top notch benefits including comprehensive health benefits, major medical, dental and vision for employee and eligible dependents, competitive salaries, generous holiday and vacation policies, and a 401(K) Plan.

SEIU NFFWU is an Equal Opportunity employer that values and respects the diversity of its staff. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

Job Type: Full Time
Salary Range: $30,000 - 49,999

Good luck to all the candidates . . . You decide . . .


Silvestor orgalthorp said...

So protesting has become a business now

Anonymous said...

TK, I think one thing you missed here is that the entry level position actually pays a lot better than fast food work. In fact the structure of the movement is a lot like corporate work. There's a lot of free labor from protestors and volunteers that supplements staffing goals. Then the volunteers basically serve like unpaid interns in hope of landing a full time position. That's the same cutthroat way of doing business as any marketing firm and it requires applicants to give a lot free time to their employer. Very few businesses could get away with that kind of tactic if they weren't politically aligned and connected.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely correct Sil.

Everybody looking to cash in for 2020. Sad.

Anonymous said...

Checked a little bit further, no educational requirements. I guess that liberal arts degree isn't needed after all.

Anonymous said...

White people are demons from hell who infect the earth with a blood lust leaving bodies in their path...take the Native Americans for example white people will be celebrating their genocide in what the demons call Thanksgiving.

Anonymous said...

Salary range $30,000 to $49,999. $30,000 for a 40 hour week is $14.42 per hour.

Anonymous said...

This job is perfect for you good-for-nothing crybaby geezers. Get your lazy asses off the couch. Take a shower for God's sake, and get your broke asses to work! It beats the shit out of what you losers are doing now which is NOTHING!!!!

Anonymous said...

^^^We're laughing at you. Which is something, not nothing.

Byron Funkhouser said...

11:17, Lincoln made Thanksgiving a national holiday to "give thanks" for the Union victories at Gettysburg & Vicksburg which, ironically, occurred on July 4th, 1863.

It became about the Pilgrims after the war to make it acceptable to the Southerners.

11:01, that is the employment model for most of the Wall Street firms.

Even the The Legislative Branch uses slaves - I mean unpaid interns.

Even Unions are businesses, which is how they become corrupted & suborned.

Anonymous said...

Just drove by a Target. They're hiring at $13 an hour. That's awfully close to $15 an hour. I can't imagine why Target needs to put a giant banner on its building if all these folks are clamoring for work.

Anonymous said...

Great idea. Let the government, filled with people who couldn't run a kool-aide stand decide what wages should be paid by business owners in the private sector.

What could go wrong?

Democrats are brain dead. They see ONLY what is right in front of their face (When not smoking the hooch.) and decide that a bartender who can't spell beer, should decide how to run the economy.

Anonymous said...

12:10, a person (you) who is getting by on government handouts cannot possibly know what is and is not an employment model for wall street firms. Have you ever even set foot on Wall Street?

Anonymous said...

^^You seem really old and really dumb.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^ Ok, Millineal

Anonymous said...

Miami Mike had to leave Fight For 15 because Sly James no longer has influence in the labor movement. Once Mike and Sly hosted the May Day 17 when Mike and Sly declared themselves Managers Of The Proletariat, they manage to divide the Kansas City Labor Movement by spreading conflict between trade labor organizers and industrial organizers. The consequence was union busters with red flags began showing up to demonstrations in spite of the unlawful weapons ordinances for KC that requires anyone bearing long rifles need a conceal and carry license. This forged a traditional Red/Brown Alliance to carry out threats and union busting operations.