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Friday, June 23, 2017

Majority of Lawmakers Sponsoring $15 Minimum Wage Legislation Do Not Pay Their Interns

The majority of lawmakers sponsoring legislation to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour do not pay their interns, according to a report from the Employment Policies Institute.

The Raise the Wage Act, which would increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024, was introduced by the Congressional Progressive Caucus in May.

The analysis conducted by the Employment Policies Institute shows that the majority of the lawmakers who have co-sponsored the measure do not pay their interns a wage at all. The study found that of the 184 lawmakers who supported the bill, 174, or 95 percent did not pay their interns.

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would imagine that those interns who are compensated receive nothing more than a small stipend. I would say that the internship is more a gratis position as they pursue law degrees etc. and gain experience and use the experience as a resume builder. Much like a law clerk.

Anonymous said...

Remember the Michael Jackson song that says "I'm starting with the man in the mirror"? That's what Congress needs to do.

Anonymous said...

Your local accounting firms do the same thing. Get interns to work for free as part of their higher learning requirement. That's pretty pathetic. Most are proud they have slave labor and make jokes about it.

Anonymous said...

Interns, really??? Next session, there will be Kiosks instead of interns! HAHAHAAHAH

Anonymous said...

Typical Politian Hypocrisy. DO as I say not as I do.

Anonymous said...

thats what congressmen should be paid per day