The Service Employees International Union has just released its 2015 financial disclosures with the Department of Labor.
An analysis by the Center for Union Facts of the union's most recent LM-2 document suggests the SEIU spent at least $20 million on the Fight for $15 in 2015. That calculation includes approximately $16.4 million that went to Workers Organizing Committees which help run the SEIU's campaign, $1.9 million that went to Working Washington, and another $1.7 million that went to the hugh-powered PR firm Berlin Rosen.
The $20 million figure is likely much higher, as it excludes some staff salaries, expenses paid for legal services,as well as money paid to minimum wage advocacy groups such as the National Employment Law Project and the Economic Policy Institute.
Unions are heavy supporters of high minimum wages since it prevents those who want to compete price-wise against union wages.