Skip to comments.Democratic Contractor Breaks Labor Laws
Posted on 07/22/2007 11:00:32 PM PDT by gpapa
If Howard Dean, the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, has any sense at all, he will spend as long as it takes to fix this mess. Not only should he put Americas biggest labor and union supporter, the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) on his speed dial, but he should park his butt on their front porch until they agree to see him. Because without their financial support and the votes of the ten million union members in America, Dean can forget about taking back the White House next year.
See, for the last four years, a company Chairman Dean hired to fundraise and do campaign work for the Democratic Party have been breaking labor laws right under his nose. The facts about this story have been rumored over the Internet for years, but late last week, the story officially broke in the Daily Journal, a law publication based in Los Angeles. In the article, Gary Scott reported that Grassroots Campaigns, Inc. (GCI), the contracted company employed by the DNC since 2003, is being sued by four former employees because of labor law violations. The workers claim they were forced to work 10-15 hours per day, six to seven days a week, at a salary of $24,000 per year. The workers allege they received no overtime pay and often had to pay for work related expenses out of pocket. Furthermore, breaks were limited, and lunch and dinner hours were frequently cut short or removed completely. Not only are these hours, wages, and conditions illegal in many states across America, they are, according to the plaintiffs attorney Robert Nelson, like something out of Upton Sinclairs famous labor novel from 1906, The Jungle.
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The rat leadership are our wannabe overlords. Do as they say not as they do.
I am not defending the DNC, but they are innocent until proven quilty. They are claiming they worked 112 hours a week? I don’t believe it.
FORCED to work? For a political party? At 24K per year? At 100+ hours a week? These ‘workers’ get what they deserve then. Get a life, get a real job. Stop ‘working’ for Socialists.
Has anyone heard of this treatment of workers by Pubbies? Likely not. Just another example of the dems philosophy: “Do as we Say, not as we Do.”
Sometimes I forget if I read that something actually happened or was being attempted. I'm a victim of old age brain cell deterioration I think...Isn't there a dimwit social program out there for me?
There is another story here. What about this company, GCI, Grassroots Campaigns, Inc.? A grassroots campaign is supposed to be a spontaneous campaign, made up of a bunch of individuals who are not paid political operatives. Anything else is astroturf.
What do you expect from liberals? They are afterall hypocrites
And then after they’ve worked all of that overtime for such paltry pay, Uncle Sam takes its cut, and there is nothing left.
Forced to work?
They’re not “forced to work”. They are free to choose another profession or seek a new job any time they’d like.