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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Unionized organizers of Sen. Bernie Sanders campaign approved a pay raise proposal from management late Monday, after employees had successfully argued they were not being paid the wages Sanders advocates in his rhetoric. The approved deal would raise the annual salaries of field organizers from $36,000 to $42,000 and retain health-care benefits covering 100 percent of the cost of premiums, which initially were going to be cut.

Paying field organizers $42,000 a year puts the Sanders campaign in line with salaries paid by Sen. Warren's campaign under the rate paid by some other competitors.

The deal would extend the workweek from 5 days to 6 days. But it would clarify that the expected hours worked each week would be 50. The changes would mean that if the organizers are working 50-hour weeks, then they would make an annual salary equivalent to more than $15 per hour but if they work longer hours then the equivalent hourly rate would drop under the $15 threshold.

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Interesting that Sanders and his campaign manager both said, in interviews, that campaign workers generally work over 60 hours a week, so he still isn't hitting his numbers.

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-07-23 03:30 PM | Reply

Just because Bernie wants others to pay higher wages doesn't mean HE wants to pay higher wages...

#2 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-07-24 04:21 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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