While the Democratic hypocrites are pushing to raise the minimum wage to $15 nationally, they apparently don't want to pay their own workers the same wage.
So the DNC staffers filed a lawsuit in Philadelphia against the DNC which claims the DNC "field operatives" were paid far less than the $15-per-hour "living wage," and they want the Democrats to fork it over.
Seriously, this is not The Onion.
The staffers formed a class action against the DNC. They say they were hired to work at $3,000 per month, and worked 80 to 90 hours a week. This translates to about $8 per hour, and they're calling it "starvation wages," a term right out of the Democratic Platform's blurb on the Federal minimum wage.
"These workers were out there in a campaign that was promising $15 an hour minimum wage, and expanding the overtime rights of workers," the operatives' attorney, Justin Swidler told the media.
When the convention ended, they say the DNC Host Committee, a body separate but loosely connected to the DNC, allocated thousands of dollars to field workers who helped at the convention and gave bonuses from $500 to $300,000 from leftover cash. They donated tens of thousands to charity [to make themselves look generous.]
The field operatives assert that they could have easily been the charity the Host Committee "donated" to, especially if they meant what they claim to believe about living up to the standards they want to impose on private corporations and the federal government.
But seriously, when have leftists ever practiced what they preach?
The Democrats in charge of the DNC Host Committee claim the operatives signed a contract guaranteeing them only $3,000 per month and that's what they should have expected.
How very conservative-thinking of them.
Former PA Gov. Ed Rendell, chairman of the Host Committee said his operation had its own staffers--who received bonuses--and if the other DNC's operatives signed a contract without asking about extra money, too bad for them.
In another instance, Democrats are curious about Rendell's $310,000 gift to Kevin Washo, a guy who helped Rendell handle the convention. The bonus just helped make Washo whole, Rendell said, after the poor guy actually spent time and energy on pre-convention volunteer efforts.
In other words, Washo got paid at a rate over a hundred times higher than the coolie wages of the people doing the leg-work.
As it turns out, local leftists say Washo was part of a firm that helped Philadelphia secure the convention and was already paid around $250,000 for his hard, hard work. They say that the bonus is "double-dipping."
All in the name of a fair wage.
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