Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders demanded Walmart raise their minimum wage to $15 per hour Friday; conveniently ignoring his campaign’s recent decision to slash workers’ hours to cut costs.
“Here’s my message to the Walton family: End your greed. Pay everyone at Walmart a living wage of $15 an hour,” posted Sanders on social media.
Here's my message to the Walton family: End your greed. Pay everyone at Walmart a living wage of $15 an hour. https://t.co/GThTChW7Hb
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) August 2, 2019
Original Story: July 22, 2019
Bernie Sanders campaign confirmed this week they will have to reduce staffers’ hours to comply with this $15-an-hour minimum wage pledge; prompting mockery from critics on both sides of the aisle.
“Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders announced this weekend he will cut staffers’ hours so that they can effectively be paid a $15-an-hour minimum wage, prompting mockery from critics who say the move is more evidence that Sanders’ plan to raise the national minimum wage is hypocritical and would only lead to less work and more unemployment,” reports Fox News.
Sanders’ solution is to “limit the number of hours staffers work to 42 or 43 each week to ensure they’re making the equivalent of $15 an hour,” he told the Register’s Brianne Pfannenstiel.
Bernie Sanders says his campaign will limit the hours staffers work so they are paid the equivalent of $15 an hour. “I’m very proud to be the first presidential candidate to recognize a union and negotiate a union contract,” he told me. https://t.co/IBJdMiIIIu
— Brianne Pfannenstiel (@brianneDMR) July 19, 2019
“It does bother me that people are going outside of the process and going to the media,” Sanders added. “That is really not acceptable. It is really not what labor negotiations are about, and it’s improper.”