1% Socialist Bernie Sanders, who has three homes and used to serve white wine on a private jet that was flown to campaign events, is outraged that his staff not only demanded $15 an hour in pay, but also went to the media to complain about his plutocratic ways.
Sanders came under criticism this week for failing to pay his own campaign workers the $15 an hour minimum wage for which he has advocated after workers spoke out to complain about what they called “poverty” wages being paid to some field staff.
According to The Washington Post, average hourly pay for the campaign workers in question is “less than $13” based on a 60-hour workweek at a salary of $36,000 a year, which is only a “poverty” wage for a family of seven.
But, like all socialists, Bernie firmly believes that $15 an hour is the minimum wage that... other people should pay their workers.
In an interview with the Des Moines Register Friday, Sanders groused about the way some his workers went about airing their grievances:
“It does bother me that people are going outside of the process and going to the media,” he said. “That is really not acceptable. It is really not what labor negotiations are about, and it’s improper.”
Last time I checked, labor negotiations currently involve protests, acts of violence, inflatable rats, and yes, going to the media.
I'm sorry that Bernie thinks that's awesome when it happens to other people, but that his socialist working people's campaign should be immune from the reality of the conflict between labor and capital. But that's something Bernie has in common with his Soviet comrades.
They didn't like worker protests either. Sadly, Bernie isn't the Premier of the United States and can't put down the protests with machine guns.