nearvideo-Bernie Sanders is under attack by its own employees, which is in the midst of a push for $15 minimum wage
Campaign staff blast Bernie about the wages, the demand increases; reaction and analysis on ‘the Five.’
Bernie Sanders defends his campaign is the treatment of employees, and said he was “very proud” to lead the first US-presidential-campaign to have the unionized workers-a day after The Washington Post reported that the campaign workers were complaining about the receipt of “poverty wages.”
“We have a historic contract that offers unprecedented protection and benefits,” Sanders said in a statement Friday. “Through this framework we are obliged to ask, in good faith through the bargaining process.”
The contract with employees “offers not only $15 pay at least an hour, it also provides, I think, the best services for the healthcare sector that each employer can provide for our area organizers,” he told The Des Moines Register.
BERNIE SANDERS ” CAMPAIGN, THE WORKERS COMPLAIN, FLEE OVER ‘POVERTY WAGES’: REPORT
The presidential candidate-an independent U.S. senator from Vermont who is seeking the Democratic party’s “Europe 2020” – nomination-complained for $15 per hour minimum wage, but his staff did, you do less than that, because you work so many hours, according to The Post.
“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,” a letter to the campaign manager Faiz Shakir read.
“Many field staff are barely managing to survive financially,” the letter says, “strong says, our team affects the productivity and the morale of” It is also possible that some employees have already left the campaign for the reason.
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Sanders also expressed frustration that his employees had aired their salary claims to the media, according to The Register. “It’s not really what negotiation is working, and it is not,” he said.