Hypocrisy isn’t an affliction that just affects the right. National Democrats have made the minimum wage one of their pet projects and the failed attempt earlier this summer is supposed to be one of the issues that they will be campaigning on for the November mid-terms. Along those lines, the Democrats might want to look at one of their own contractors which appears to not have gotten the message.
Grassroots Campaigns, a firm hired to help out with the fight against the Bush Administration in Wisconsin has in many cases paid their workers what works out to be just a little over $1 dollar an hour, well below Wisconsin’s mandated minimum wage of $6.50 per hour.
Juan Ruiz says he put in about 45 hours working at Grassroots Campaigns for five days this year, and was paid just $56. And Miles Kristan produces pay stubs for two two-week periods, during which he says he typically worked 50 hours per week. One is for $339.81, the other for $281.50. Before taxes. (For these and more, see Document Feed at The DailyPage.com.)
Not only could this end up being illegal, it sure isn’t the best way to go about making your point for the need for an increase.