West Virginia GOP passes right-to-work, wage reform over Governor’s veto.
Right to work passes in West Virginia. …And they indeed worked at passing it, too.Read More »
Fine, fine: it’s more like seven-tenths. Three-fifths has more of a… resonance, though.
…there is a racial pay gap in campaign politics. Asian, Black and Latino staffers are paid less than their white counterparts, according to an analysis by the New Organizing Institute.
For example, African-American staffers on Democratic campaigns were paid 70 cents for each dollar their white counterparts made. For Hispanic staffers in Democratic campaigns, the figure was 68 cents on the dollar.
I’m not going to give The Daily Beast opportunities for agitprop: they’re rather desperate to make this a bipartisan problem. However, if you take the time to pull the original numbers by NOI, you’ll find the following:
Also note: as far as I can tell, all of the complaints in that article are from Democratic minority operatives who are regularly getting objectified, pigeonholed, marginalized, and generally oppressed by their ostensible Establishment Democratic saviors. I’d normally have some sympathy for those folks – people should be paid what they’re worth – and I suppose that I actually do. But it’s a very dry, understated sympathy. With an aftertaste of You brought this upon yourselves, you know.
Because they did.
Moe Lane (crosspost)
PS: Nothing will be done about this, by the way. After all, what are minority staffers going to do about it? Vote Republican?