On a website entitled “Bernie Sanders, United States Senator for Vermont,” Sanders and his legislative team declare that interns “are an integral part of our Senate operation and contribute greatly to the senator’s work on behalf of Vermont and the nation.”
Just below, in the Frequently Asked Questions section, Sanders flatly explains he pays his own interns “$12 per hour.”
Directly to the left of this statement is the headline “Rally for $15 Minimum Wage.”
Here’s a screenshot:
“GOOD JOBS NATION!” the red, white and blue, flag-motif sign in front of Sanders’s lectern reads in the photo beneath the headline. “REBUILD THE AMERICAN DREAM.”
The internship FAQ also notes that no stipend for housing will be provided for anyone working as an intern for Sanders. “Interns are responsible for their own housing near their employing office.”
Also, Sanders specifically prohibits high school students from his $12-per-hour internship jobs. College graduates “and those currently pursuing a degree” are primarily encouraged to apply.
In a press release touting a $15 federal minimum wage, Sanders said such a wage “would directly benefit 62 million workers who currently make less than $15 an hour, including over half of African-American workers and close to 60 percent of Latino workers.”
He failed to mention his own interns among the 62 million workers he suggests are underpaid.
Sanders is not the only progressive in the United States to fail to provide the higher wages that he preaches.
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