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Presidential candidate sen. Bernie Sanders has promised to American workers, 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 that they wish he would start now — by paying a higher wage to them.
According to a report, members of Sanders’ staff have been with the senator’s own campaign rhetoric against him, as you try to struggle to pay more of the self-described democratic socialism.
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To say In a letter to Sanders ‘ campaign manager Faiz Shakir, campaign staff, she “can’t be expected to build the largest grassroots organizing program in American history, during the make poverty, the minimum wage,” reported the Washington Post.
“Given our campaign’s commitment to the fight for a living wage of at least $15.00 for an hour,” the letter continues, “we believe it is only fair that the campaign to carry through its commitment to its own field team.”
“Given our campaign’s commitment to the fight for a living wage of at least $15.00 for an hour, we believe it is only fair that the campaign to carry through its commitment to its own field team.”
— Letter from Bernie Sanders ‘ campaign staff
According to the Post, field organizers claim that the long hours of work, in the name of Sanders drop your actual pay over $13 per hour.
“Many field staff are barely managing to survive financially,” the union, the letter says, “the strength of our team can affect productivity and morale. Some of the field organizers have already made the campaign as a result.”
“Many field staff are barely managing to survive financially, which greatly influenced our team productivity and morale. Some of the field organizers have already made the campaign as a result.”
— Letter from Bernie Sanders ‘ campaign staffVideo
But when contacted by the Post on Thursday, Shakir seemed, showed a different picture.
“We know that our campaign offers wages and benefits competitive with other campaigns, as shown by the latest fundraising reports,” Shakir said in a statement, according to the Post. “Every member of the campaign, from the candidate on down, joined this movement in order to defeat them, Donald Trump and the Transformation of America. Bernie Sanders is running the pro employee and pro-labor candidates to run for President.”
“Every member of the campaign, from the candidate on down, joined this movement in order to defeat them, Donald Trump and the Transformation of America. Bernie Sanders is running the pro employee and pro-labor candidates to run for President.”
— Faiz Shakir, Sanders ‘ campaign manager
For Sanders himself, the Post said it was unclear whether the candidate was aware of the grievances under his campaign staff.
The Post report surfaced on the same day that the Democrat-controlled house voted for a bill gradually increasing the Federal minimum wage of $15 per hour. The current Federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, unchanged since 2009.
The situation in the Sanders campaign seems a far cry from March, when Sanders ” campaign, proudly announced that its employees had chosen, represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400. In may, the campaign ratified the union contract with the workers will do, so that it is the first campaign in history.
To touted of the time, the campaign “unprecedented standards for poll workers,” including pay, transparency, a defined pay scale, access to mental health care coverage, an anti-discrimination Directive to protect immigrants and transgender employees, and a “pro-workers-grievance and arbitration procedure.”
Meanwhile, President Trump has offered a different perspective on the conditions to which US workers.
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During a campaign event in Greenville, N. C., earlier this week, the President said 6 million new jobs were created in the U.S. since he was elected, and the nation’s unemployment rate of 3.7 percent was at its lowest point in decades.
Republican leaders have said that a minimum wage hike would be “devastating” for the middle-class families, citing research by the Congressional Budget Office. The CBO report States that the Democrats ” would strengthen the bill, the wages and salaries for more than 17 million people – but it would also reduce, business income, consumer prices and reduce the nation’s output. Overall, the CBO said, the step would be a reduction in real family income of about 9 billion US dollars in 2025, or 0.1 percent.
Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer and Fox Business’ Brittany De Lea contributed to this story.