It’s the same old liberal story. Ralph Nader and Michael Moore played the class warfare game while treating their own people like crap. Liberal mags use unpaid interns at mags that campaign for a living wage. And a Dem wants better treatment for workers. Someone else’s workers.
Aaron Woolf, a part-time Upper East Sider who is running for Congress upstate, wants to raise the minimum wage — but he didn’t always pay it to employees at a Brooklyn eatery he owns, legal filings show. Woolf, a Democrat, is running in the 21st congressional district in northern New York, where he also has a home, against Elise Stefanik, a former aide to President George W. Bush, to replace retiring Democrat Rep. Bill Owens. The race offers Republicans one of their few chances to gain a House seat in the northeast. Woolf, 50, touts his role as a socially conscious documentary film maker. His campaign also cites his work “championing small business” as the proprietor of Urban Rustic, a Williamsburg market and eatery.
You should know by now what’s coming next.
In 2010, Urban Rustic settled a suit by two former cooks, Arturo Prudente and Alfredo Ramirez, who said Lodge stiffed them and about 20 others by ignoring a law requiring time-and-a-half pay for overtime. After first denying the claims, Urban Rustic’s attorney, Stephen Hans, agreed the “plaintiffs were entitled to at least some overtime payments, and that the defendants are liable to some extent for the wage violations,” according to court papers.
But Woolf’s class warfare express courageously rolls onward.
Aaron G. Woolf, a Democrat running for New York’s 21st Congressional District seat, is not afraid to support an increase in the minimum wage but he’s looking for a little help from his friends, according to an email sent Friday. In the message, Mr. Woolf asked his supporters to sign a petition in support of increasing the minimum wage, though the email does not give a figure to which he would like to see it raised. “You’ve probably heard a lot of talk about the minimum wage lately. Too many politicians are afraid to take a stance on an issue that directly impacts families all across the 21st district,” the message reads. “Those families deserve to know if their representative supports an increase in the minimum wage. Aaron Woolf strongly supports an increase in the minimum wage.”
Yes he does. That’s why he underpays his workers while sending out an email harvesting petition for raising the minimum wage… to some amount he won’t specify. He’s courageous that way.