Posted by Curt on 28 January, 2014 at 11:22 am. 7 comments already!


Ashe Schow:

Democrats who want business owners to pay low-skill workers more don’t pay their interns, according to a new study from the Employment Policies Institute.

Ninety-six percent of the Democratic sponsors of the Fair Minimum Wage Act don’t pay their interns, and just two offices pay all of their interns.

Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, pays all his interns, as long as they’re Alaska residents. Sen. Bernie Sanders, the independent from Vermont, is the only senator who pays all of his interns.

Others, like Sens. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., have paid and unpaid interns or provide stipends for some interns.

Some of the most outspoken supporters of a minimum wage hike, like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., don’t pay their interns.

“In other words, the same members of Congress who are supporting a 40% wage hike on private sector employers are simultaneously failing to provide any wages to their own employee interns,” EPI wrote.

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