#FIGHTFOR15: Bernie Sanders Is Finally Guaranteeing His Workers $15/Hr Minimum Wage…By Cutting Hours.
Bernie Sanders campaign announces it will cut hours to pay staffers $15 minimum wage, prompting mockery
Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders announced this weekend he will cut staffers’ hours so that they can effectively be paid a $15-an-hour minimum wage, prompting mockery from critics who say the move is more evidence that Sanders’ plan to raise the national minimum wage is hypocritical and would only lead to less work and more unemployment.
The Washington Post first reported last Thursday that Sanders’ field staffers were upset that Sanders championed a $15 minimum wage on the campaign trail, and made headlines for railing against major corporations who pay “starvation wages” — even as his own employees made “poverty wages.”
In response, Sanders told The Des Moines Register he was “very proud” to lead the first major presidential campaign with unionized workers, but also “bothered” that news of the internal strife had spilled into the media.
Buried lede: socialist discovers how economics works. Or as Karol Markowicz tweets, “Bernie raising his staff’s pay but cutting their hours sums up life under socialism much better than I ever could.”
Bernie raising his staff’s pay but cutting their hours sums up life under socialism much better than I ever could.
— Karol Markowicz (@karol) July 21, 2019