“We demand that J.B. Pritzker, the Democratic candidate for governor of Illinois, pay his organizing fellows,” says a petition circulated by a group called the Campaign Workers Guild.
It goes on:
As the pro-labor candidate in this race, it just doesn’t add up that J.B. doesn’t pay his student workers. Even Republican Governor Bruce Rauner, J.B.’s opponent and one of the most anti-union governors in the country, pays his interns…. We demand that J.B. uphold his campaign’s values by paying his fellows a fair wage of $15 an hour.
A $15/hour minimum wage is indeed a core item Pritzker campaigns on.
Hypocrisy on this topic is rampant. Another example is Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-Chicago), shown on the right. She’s a leading champion of the “Fight for $15.”
Campaign workers, as we wrote before, provide a good illustration of the flaws in a high minimum wage.
“For thee but not for me.” The motto for the righteously anointed.
–Mark Glennon is founder and executive editor of Wirepoints.