The Left is always fighting for a higher minimum wage. It’s part of their blood!
Take Bernie Sanders. He rallied behind the “Fight for Fifteen”, a group that supported $15 an hour minimum wage. He loves the idea!
And Elizabeth Warren. Old Lizzy wonders why the minimum wage isn’t $22 an hour (yes, she’s insane). Not only is she for an outrageous minimum wage, but she believes she is the “champion of women’s rights” as well.
But liberal hypocrisy always shines through. Bernie’s interns during his presidential campaign, they were paid $12 an hour. And Warren has a worse record. Her interns aren’t paid at all! And if you are a woman and manage to work for her with pay, you will find you wages equaling only 71 percent of your male counterparts.
But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The people who intern for the DNC are expected to work overtime. Then they have to sue to be compensated for their work.
Are you surprised?
Dozens of field workers have filed a class action lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee, claiming the party that is pushing employers to pay a $15 minimum wage and more in overtime failed to pay overtime and minimum wages to its own employees.
Justin Swidler, the attorney representing the field workers, argued the Democratic Party failed to pay workers a minimum wage and denied them overtime compensation.
The 2016 Democratic platform pushed for a $15-per-hour minimum wage, a nearly $8 increase from the current minimum, and promised to defend an Obama-era regulation forcing employers to pay a higher rate to employees for working more than 40 hours.
Some of the Democrats’ workers put in 80-90 hours per week, according to Swidler, and got only $3,000 per month in compensation. “They got paid a flat salary of $3,000 a month, which isn’t even minimum wage for some of the hours that they were working,” Swidler said.
The Democratic platform decried the current federal minimum of $7.25 per hour as ”starvation wage” and declared “no one who works full time should have to raise a family in poverty.”
The Democratic Party, Swidler noted, claimed it did not have enough money to pay workers overtime. “One of the arguments that the Democrats are making is that they just don’t have the money to pay overtime to their workers,” Swidler said.