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Bernie Sanders refuses to pay his campaign staff a living wage

July 19, 2019

  According to this story it looks as if Bernie Sanders is facing a bit of a revolt within his campaign because although he advocates for a $15 an hour minimum wage he refuses to practice what he preaches. Here is more:

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders has pledged to American workers that he would institute a $15-per-hour minimum wage if he wins the White House in 2020.

But unionized workers on Sanders’ own campaign say they wish he would start now — by paying a higher wage to them.

According to a report, members of Sanders’ staff have been using the senator’s own campaign rhetoric against him as they try to wrestle more pay from the self-described democratic socialist.

In a letter to Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir, the campaign staffers claim they “cannot be expected to build the largest grassroots organizing program in American history while making poverty wages,” the Washington Post reported.

“Given our campaign’s commitment to fighting for a living wage of at least $15.00 an hour,” the letter continues, “we believe it is only fair that the campaign would carry through this commitment to its own field team.”

“Many field staffers are barely managing to survive financially,” the union letter says, “which is severely impacting our team’s productivity and morale. Some field organizers have already left the campaign as a result.”

  So his workers are making what they describe as “poverty wages” while he promises to force others to pay a living wage if he becomes President, but what did they expect? Apparently they really fell for his rhetoric, which is not surprising because they somehow feel as if this millionaire is one of the average people.

  Socialists are always generous with other people’s money, but not so much with their own…

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

9 Comments leave one →
  1. July 19, 2019 7:35 pm

    Good … maybe that’ll wise them up 👍🏼

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  2. hocuspocus13 permalink
    July 19, 2019 7:37 pm

    Bernie has 3 houses to pay the bills on…

    Liked by 1 person

  3. peter b Booher permalink
    July 19, 2019 9:28 pm

    If anyone here is at all surprised by this, “…go back to where you came from…”. Orwell has to get a chuckle seeing the left repeat all the mistakes he chronicled in from his chrystal ball book Animal Farm

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  4. MaddMedic permalink
    July 20, 2019 7:35 am

    Should be a ‘sign’ to these sheeple…But they’ll ignore it..

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 21, 2019 6:20 am

      I think they will as well and then they will say it was because none of the other candidates didn’t do it so Sanders would be at a disadvantage if he did.

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