Bernie Sanders who is running for president next year was seen defending his campaign staff as he said that he was very proud to lead the first U.S. presidential campaign just after when Washington Post published a report in which they mentioned that the field staff of the campaign is complaining about the income as they are only getting “poverty wages.” “We have a historic contract agreement that provides unprecedented protections and benefits,” Sanders said in a statement Friday.
“Through that framework, we are committed to addressing concerns in good faith through the bargaining process.” As per the contract with the staff of the presidential campaign not only provides pay of at least $15 an hour, it also provides, I think, the best health care benefits that any employer can provide for our field organizers,” he told The Des Moines Register.
Sanders is running for the presidential elections which are going to held in the year 2020. He is also the independent U.S. senator who belongs to Vermont. He has been working for the $15-an-hour national minimum wage but all his work is not helping him because of his campaign staff as they have been complaining back and forth because according to them, they are working a lot and not making enough money.
“Given our campaign’s commitment to fighting for a living wage of at least $15.00 an hour we believe it is only fair that the campaign would carry through this commitment to its own field team,” a letter to campaign manager Faiz Shakir read.
As per the letter, “Many field staffers are barely managing to survive financially, which is severely impacting our team’s productivity and morale. Some of the staff is also left the campaign for not getting enough wages as they expected. According to the register, Sanders is angry on his staff for publicizing the news that they are not getting enough wages as they expected.