Friday, June 30, 2017

"Internment Camp"

Carlos Vera is with Pay Our Interns.

Senator Feinstein, one of the richest members of Congress, doesn't pay her interns. Senator Harris has "pledged to pay beginning in the Fall."

The extent of the problem the report outlines is startling. In the U.S. Senate, 51 percent of Republicans pay their interns, while only 31 percent of Democrats offer paid internships. The rates in the House of Representatives are even worse, with 8 percent of Republican representatives and 3.6 percent of Democratic representatives paying their interns.

Interesting---and surprising---to learn that the Repugs are better overall about paying their interns than the Democrats. Good---and not surprising---to see that Bernie Sanders pays his interns.

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