The $15 minimum wage has come home to roost for 2020 Democrat Bernie Sanders, who has recently cut staffers’ hours to make ends meet and avoid obvious hypocrisy on the campaign trail. Bernie, however, took issue with his staffers going to the press with internal labor matters, telling the Des Moines Register, “It does bother me that people are going outside of the process and going to the media.” Notably, his staffers rejected a pay increase that came with requirements to work six days a week and “to pay more of their own healthcare costs.” Yet again, the Left falls prey to their typical “Do as I say, not as I do” double standard.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has advocated for a $15 minimum wage and more unionization for years. He’s also put his money where his mouth is, by becoming the first presidential campaign to unionize and pay his workers at least $15 an hour.
But this also means his campaign has become an example of the pitfalls of his policies. His campaign’s union contract resulted in a flat annual salary of $36,000 for field staffers. In a normal 40-hour work week, that would pay about $17 per hour. But some staffers say they work up to 60 hours a week, meaning their pay ends up being about $13 per hour.
To combat this, Sanders’ campaign will now limit staffers’ hours to ensure they are paid at least $15 an hour.