Could Tom Perez or his top lieutenants afford to shave $10 an hour from their own salaries to pay interns? Could its millionaire consultants be taxed a little to make sure interns get paid the minimum wage?” asks Ross Eisenbrey, a senior fellow at the union-funded Economic Policy Institute. “A party that claims to want a higher minimum wage should pay it to every employee—even those it calls interns.”
“We are here to work and make money, and anybody would do the same thing—stop working if you aren’t paid what you are promised,” says the worker. “We plan to stay out for as long as it takes to find a solution.”
Cambiemos de lugar. Bromea Bryce. Paul Ryan puede venir a trabajar en el acero y yo me iré a D. C.
“Let’s trade places,” Bryce quips. “Paul Ryan can come work the iron and I’ll go to D.C.”
Payday Report has learned that the layoffs were done without regard to seniority despite the workers at Huffington Post being covered by a union contract. Several veteran reporters were laid off despite younger reporters with less seniority keeping their jobs.
“We have supported the pipeline from the beginning and that hasn’t changed,” says Jeff Rowe, president of the 10,000 member-strong Virginia Association of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. “That being said, this election is about a lot more than pipeline.”
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West Virginia ACLU Executive Director Joseph Cohen, former general counsel for United Electrical Workers (UE), talks about the case of a Weirton, West Virginia police officer, who was fired for not shooting an armed black man.
Perriello sat down with Payday to discuss how Virginia can move away from, as he puts it, “an economy of extraction to an economy of restoration.”
“We are the only one underpaid on this job,” Marco Cruz told WDRB. “Everyone else is making like $40-$45 an hour and we’re doing like $20 an hour. So we feel like we were discriminated by our gender, our race, and that’s what we’re demanding, just fair salaries.”