Bernie Sanders campaign cut hours to pay $15 minimum wage

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  1. JFrame

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    The headline should read:

    Bernie Sanders demonstrates pitfall of Socialism; proves a key point of free market economics


    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
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    I bet moral is high at campaign headquarters.
     
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    If you work to elect "BS" you deserve to starve.
     
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    Crazy Bernie can't even execute his plan at the micro-level, lol. what an epic fail.
     
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    All the democratic campaigns should follow suit.
     
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    It's other people's money folks. He wants OTHER people to stomach the increased cost, but when it comes to HIM, he looks at the realities, the money coming in, the money going out, and he needs to cut cost. Oh, like, EVERY other business in existence.

    This effin clown couldn't manage one single free standing McDonald's without going out of business in 6 months and he wants to manage America. Eff off loser.
     
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    They wouldn`t be in an argument with me face to face. Because their face would run into my fist in less than a heartbeat. There is no excuse today, to even be a demonrat, IF, you love this country.
     
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    Campaigning has been very lucrative for the Bern, time to share the wealth.
     
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  9. G26-Has-my-6

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    What a moron. And there are people that actually support this guy. F ing hypocrite.
     
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    Well I suppose you could work 2 part time $15 hr minimum wage jobs.:D
     
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    if Bernie needs to reduce the number of hours for his employees, what makes you think that others will not also need to do the same if $15/h was mandated by law??? This means that the number of employment hours in the market will decrease making that 2nd job unavailable...
     
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    Maybe, but doubtful. At least in this economy. Is anybody even being paid minimum wage these days? Not where I'm form.
     
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    So AOC is right; when discussing her Bernie staffers! People are working two jobs to survive.
     
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    Not sure.
    But the Article says:
    “The self-described socialist candidate said junior field organizers earn roughly $36,000 per year in salary, with employer-paid health care and sick leave. But he acknowledged that their salary can effectively dip below $15 per hour if staffers work much more than 40 hours per week, which is common on presidential campaigns.

    The solution is to "limit the number of hours staffers work to 42 or 43 each week to ensure they’re making the equivalent of $15 an hour,"

    So basically being salaried they are going to make the same amount but work less hours.
     
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    Yep, but there's a bit more than that.
    https://nypost.com/2019/07/21/bernie-sanders-feels-the-union-burn-over-minimum-wage-fiasco/
    The union’s gripe centers on the fact that field organizers, the lowest-level workers, often put in 60 hours a week but get paid only for 40, since they’re on a flat salary. That drops their average minimum pay to less than $13 an hour.
    So if bernie wants to cap their hours at 42-43, where are the other 17-18 hours of work going to be done? But it doesn't end there for bernie.

    Leaking all this Bernie-embarrassing stuff to the press was a clear union bid to force the campaign’s hand. So much for gratitude.

    Bernie was peeved. He told the Des Moines Register, “It does bother me that people are going outside of the process and going to the media.” More: “That is really not acceptable. It is really not what labor negotiations are about, and it’s improper.”

    Oops: That caustic comment puts him on the verge of violating federal labor law by interfering with or retaliating against employees’ exercise of their rights.
    Those punk unions are making it hard on bernie. Looks like they may make it a bit harder yet. This is what happens when you get someone who has absolutely no business sense trying to run a small business (his campaign)

    The campaign’s immediate response, now that it’s all gone public, is to restrict the field workers from putting in more than 40 hours a week. Hmm: If it then brings on more unpaid volunteers to pick up the slack, that’s a different union grievance.
    What a moron.
     
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    Why not $20? Heck go $50.
     
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    Aside from the hypocrisy of this, the man is clearly stupid. What kind of idiot campaigns on a $15 an hour minimum wage and doesn't lead by example? Then, when outed for being a hypocrite, cuts hours instead of raising the wage. He literally just took a giant dump on a key campaign issue he blabbers about anytime he gets a chance, then followed it up with another giant dump with his solution.

    So now they are not only eating their own, they're cutting off their noses to spite their faces. This all just keeps getting better and better.
     
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    The day they started teaching New Math was the day fiscal reality and responsibility went out the window.