The hypocrisy of the Democratic National Committee is shocking.
The DNC is always fighting to raise the minimum wage, arguing that McDonald’s employees deserve to make the same amount of money as nurses, paramedics, tradesmen and other accomplished positions.
However, according to a recent lawsuit, the DNC is being sued for paying its employees too little.
The lawsuit states that DNC “field organizers” were paid less than minimum wage and often worked more than 40 hours without receiving overtime pay.
“I think everyone’s reaction is the same. It’s obscene,” said the Pennsylvania attorney who filed the lawsuit, Justin Swidler, upon learning that the DNC Host Committee in charge of the 2016 Democrat convention had just paid out about $1 million in bonus money to certain workers out of leftover funds.
“One of the arguments that the Democrats are making is that they just don’t have the money to pay overtime to their workers,” Swidler explained. “These workers were out there in a campaign that was promising $15 an hour minimum wage and expanding the overtime rights of workers.”
Conservative Tribune reports:
Swidler pointed to one of the lead plaintiffs in the lawsuit, Bethany Katz, as an example of what some of the other plaintiffs endured, noting that because of their firm commitment to the ideals and values espoused by the Democrat Party, many put in 80 or 90 hours of work per week in the final stretch of the campaign without being justly compensated.
“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 stated, adding that all the lawsuit seeks is “fair pay for fair work” and to hold the Democrat Party accountable to the ideals it promotes.
Newsweek reported that the Democrat Party’s official 2016 platform included a demand for a $15 federal minimum wage and protections for expanded overtime pay rules put in place by former President Barack Obama that guaranteed overtime pay for more workers.
The DNC is trying to dismiss the lawsuit, saying that none of the plaintiffs were employed by the DNC.
“While the DNC was not the employer in this case, the DNC follows all employment and wage laws to make sure that everyone who works a full-time job receives a fair wage,” said Michael Tyler, a spokesman for the DNC.
This is absolutely disgusting and the DNC should be ashamed of itself. You cannot try and champion the cause to raise the minimum wage while refusing to pay your own employees a fair wage.
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