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Hypocrisy Alert: Bernie Sanders Advocates $15 an Hour Minimum Wage Except for His Campaign Staff

Vermont Senator and 2020 Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is campaigning on $15 an hour minimum wage for all except for his own campaign staff.

The Washington Post reports:

Unionized campaign organizers working for Sen. Bernie Sanders’s presidential effort are battling with its management, arguing that the compensation and treatment they are receiving does not meet the standards Sanders espouses in his rhetoric, according to internal communications.

Sanders Tweeted a video about his ardent support for $15 minimum wage.

All isn’t well within Sanders’ campaign because the Senator wasn’t happy with his staffers airing his campaign’s dirty laundry over their salaries by going to the media.

The Washington Examiner reports:

“It does bother me that people are going outside of the process and going to the media,” the Vermont senator told the Des Moines Register on Friday. “That is really not acceptable. It is really not what labor negotiations are about, and it’s improper.”

Earlier this year, Sanders called out McDonald’s for not paying their employees a $15 an hour minimum wage and urged their employees around the country to protest by using his massive campaign email list.

Sanders also made his presence known at Walmart’s annual shareholder meeting this year and criticized the company on their employee’s wages.

The Hill reports:

“Walmart can afford to pay its employees a living wage of at least $15-an-hour and that is not a radical idea,” Sanders said at the meeting. “Despite the incredible wealth of its owner, Walmart pays many of its employees starvation wages.”

Other Democrat presidential candidates are also calling for a $15 an hour minimum wage and participated in protests targeting McDonald’s.

USA Today reports:

The White House hopefuls – including Bernie Sanders, Julian Castro, Bill de Blasio, and Jay Inslee – joined demonstrations by workers in 13 cities targeting the world’s most powerful restaurant chain over wages and working conditions.

Sanders was called out by his campaign staffers exposing his hypocrisy over minimum wage.

Deneen Borelli

Deneen Borelli is the author of Blacklash: How Obama and the Left are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation. Deneen is a contributor with Newsmax Broadcasting. She is a former Fox News contributor and has appeared regularly on “Hannity,” “Fox & Friends,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” and “America’s Newsroom.” She has also appeared on Fox Business Network programs “Making Money with Charles Payne,” “The Evening Edit with Liz MacDonald,” and “Cavuto: Coast to Coast.” Previously, Deneen appeared on MSNBC, CNN, the BBC and C-SPAN. In addition to television, Deneen co-hosted radio programs on the SiriusXM Patriot channel with her husband Tom. Recently, Deneen co-hosted the Reigniting Liberty podcast with Tom. Deneen is a frequent speaker at political events, including the FreedomWorks 9.12.2009 March on D.C. which drew a crowd estimated at over 800,000 people. Deneen is also an Ambassador with, a social media platform that promotes free speech, and with the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) which advances policies that put Americans first. Deneen testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources in May 2011 and before the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee in December 2011. Previously, Deneen was a host, Outreach Director with overseeing its outreach program, a Project 21 Senior Fellow, and Manager of Media Relations with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Prior to joining CORE, Deneen worked at Philip Morris USA for 20 years. During her corporate career at Philip Morris she worked in various positions, her last as Project Management Coordinator in the Information Management department where she was responsible for the department’s mandated quality processes, communications, sales information and database management. Deneen began her Philip Morris career as a secretary and advanced to positions of increasing responsibilities. Deneen worked full-time and attended classes at night for 11 years to earn her B.A. in Managerial Marketing from Pace University, New York City. Deneen served on the Board of Trustees with The Opportunity Charter School in Harlem, New York. She appeared in educational videos for children, worked as a runway fashion model, and auditioned for television commercials. Her interests include ancient history, pistol target shooting, photography, and volunteering at her church. Deneen currently resides in Connecticut with her husband Tom.

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