These campaign workers are really not being fair.
How can Bernie afford to pay them the minimum wage he pushes for the rest of the country, when he spent nearly $300,000 on private air travel…in one month!
Via NY Post.
Bernie Sanders’ campaign staffers claim they’re really getting berned — by not being paid the $15-an-hour minimum wage the democratic socialist advocates for all workers.
The unionized employees — known as the bottom-rung “field organizers” — say they work a minimum of 60 hours of a week, which drops their average hourly pay to less than $13, according to a new report by the Washington Post.
“Many field staffers are barely managing to survive financially, which is severely impacting our team’s productivity and morale,” union members said in a draft letter that will soon be sent to campaign manager Faiz Shakir. “Some field organizers have already left the campaign as a result.”….
“I am struggling financially to do my job, and in my state, we’ve already had 4 people quit in the past 4 weeks because of financial struggles,” one organizer wrote….
And someone drew inspiration from Sanders himself — riffing off a quote he often gives at campaign events: “As you know, real change never takes place from the top on down, it always takes place from the bottom on up.”….