If you are interested in the wider world of organized labor and like the kind of underground reporting you get here at Intercepts, you should take a peek at a blog that has been around for years, but I have only just discovered myself.
Stern Burger with Fries describes itself as “the tastiest blog about SEIU, NUHW, the struggle in California and the hilarious characters involved in this mess!” Its latest post is about the Fight for $15 workers and their battle for union representation for themselves, adding the important detail that SEIU fired one of the organizers behind the effort. Last week it broke the story of SEIU’s proposed partnership and possible merger with AFSCME.
The anonymous blogger has a disclaimer describing his/her site as “a labor union related gossip site which publishes rumors, speculation, assumptions, opinions and conjecture in addition to accurately reported facts. Information on this site may or may not be true and sternburgerwithfries.blogspot.com makes no warranty as to the validity of any claims.”
Still, an examination of previous stories shows a great deal of documentary corroboration and not just unfounded accusations.
We could use a few more eccentric irritants with a sense of humor in this field, from all points along the ideological spectrum – enough to form an association, with this guy as the symbol.