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DNC staffers sue party over low wages
« on: May 17, 2017, 06:52:20 AM »
So ye underpay, so shall they reap. At least, they ought to.

Democrats underpaying their staff are about to feel the bite of a class action lawsuit for cheating them on wages.

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Dozens of field workers have filed a class action lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee, claiming the party that is pushing employers to pay a $15 minimum wage and more in overtime failed to pay overtime and minimum wages to its own employees.

Justin Swidler, the attorney representing the field workers, argued the Democratic Party failed to pay workers a minimum wage and denied them overtime compensation. Swidler "says the lawsuit seeks ‘fair pay for fair work,' and holding the Democratic Party to the very ideals that it embraces," according to CBS Philly.

The 2016 Democratic platform pushed for a $15-per-hour minimum wage, a nearly $8 increase from the current minimum, and promised to defend an Obama-era regulation forcing employers to pay a higher rate to employees for working more than 40 hours.

Some of the Democrats' workers put in 80-90 hours per week, according to Swidler, and got only $3,000 per month in compensation. "They got paid a flat salary of $3,000 a month, which isn't even minimum wage for some of the hours that they were working," Swidler said.

http://freebeacon.com/issues/dnc-workers-sue-party-receiving-sub-minimum-wages-no-overtime/


In fairness, getting them to get off their stools at Starbucks probably caused that overtime to begin with. It takes TIME to get your mind right that you're out of Mom's basement.

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Re: DNC staffers sue party over low wages
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2017, 04:26:28 PM »

In fairness, getting them to get off their stools at Starbucks probably caused that overtime to begin with. It takes TIME to get your mind right that you're out of Mom's basement.

If they don't like it, they can always go back to Mom's basement. Still some vintage video games down there. Never could get through level 83 of Mario Bros.

 

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