Most Lawmakers Who Support $15 Minimum Wage Pay Interns Nothing

A report from the Employment Policies Institute revealed that 174 of the liberal legislators who co-sponsored a bill to raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hour don’t even pay their own interns that much.

If fact, all 174 legislators pay their interns nothing, aka zero, aka zilch.

But it gets worse.

“Of those that do offer a stipend, Senator Bernie Sanders is the only member who pays an hourly wage,” noted the institute, before adding that he only pays his interns $12 an hour, which is $3 short of the $15 he demands of the private sector.

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