Democrats: Are You Paying Your Campaign Workers a 'Living Wage?' - Granite Grok

Democrats: Are You Paying Your Campaign Workers a ‘Living Wage?’

minimum_wage_fight_for_15Torn from the headlines at, a question of epic and historical weight. Why won’t Democrats let their campaign workers unionize?

When workers on one self-proclaimed progressive’s congressional campaign decided to unionize, they ran into “classic union busting” tactics, according [to] a former staffer, who asked that he and the campaign remain anonymous for fear of jeopardizing future job prospects.

Ed Morrissey adds,

Democrats love to sing, “Look for the union label” … when it comes to taking Big Labor cash. When it comes to allowing unions to organize campaign workers and party organizations, NBC reports, Democrats sing an entirely different tune. Instead of living the union life, candidates and party leaders start looking more like the fat-cat bosses that they decry.

DSA Fight for 15Hypocrisy is the meat and potatoes grass-fed beef and fair-trade asparagus of progressive politics so while you are pimping the narrative, prepping the press, or just out door-knocking about the ‘living wage’ keep your mouth shut about how you don’t deserve one. The unions, naturally, disagree.

“Signing a collective bargaining agreement doesn’t have to be expensive,”(…). “If you cannot pay your workers a living wage, you shouldn’t have any. You should not be a candidate.”

Make sure to ask your Democrat candidates for public office. ‘Are you paying all of your paid-campaign workers a living wage?’

And if you say yes, don’t be offended if we don’t believe you.