Huh.

McCoy roll eyes Spock walks away

Gotta love socialists.

Back in June, She Guevara tweeted that people can vote themselves a pay raise.

Bernie Sanders campaign workers did just that after they organized and formed a union for his campaign. It didn’t quite go as planned.

The campaign eventually caved.  Except, it comes with a twist:

Sanders, while supporting it in principle, doesn’t like how it unfolded.

“It does bother me that people are going outside of the process and going to the media,” he said. “That is really not acceptable. It is really not what labor negotiations are about, and it’s improper.”

There are all kinds of irony in a socialist who champions the rights or people to organize for “fair wages” but doesn’t like dirty laundry that helped to form it, even though he would tweet continuously if it was happening somewhere else.

Unfortunately, there are still the economics of implementing a unionized campaign. Cutting back hours on a job that requires spending a lot of hours getting the message out is probably not conducive to a winning campaign.

So he’ll have to turn to more “unpaid interns and volunteers” to make up for those paid employees who will be working less hours.  Labor is required for this job and now that he’s willing (being forced) to pay, how do you think those volunteers will react?

I’m betting this will not turn out to be the winning strategy he hopes it to be.

7 thoughts on “Huh.

  1. A union can vote to request a pay raise, but the employer can refuse to pay more. Even in a strong union state, the owner can shut down the business.

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  2. The employer can also run out of money before they pay all their employees. It will be funny if at the end of the campaign Bernie ends up owing a bunch (millions?) of money to employees who will never get paid. Maybe he could sell a house or two to make up the difference.

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