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Here’s a List of Minimum Wage Hike Advocates That Don’t Pay Their Interns

from CiF

Screen-Shot-2015-05-19-at-11.33.47-AM-1About 19 out of 20 Democratic lawmakers who are clamoring for a substantial increase in the U.S. minimum wage don’t pay their own interns a red cent, according to an analysis from a Washington think tank.

The Employment Policies Institute is a right-leaning organization that commissions research from Nobel-laureate economists and is a longtime opponent of minimum-wage hikes.

The group frequently argues that raising the minimum wage increases unemployment by displacing low-skilled workers when small businesses face the prospect of a ballooning payroll.

But Tuesday’s revelation is a bit of home-grown research conducted in-house. The group told Daily Mail Online that ‘high-profile minimum wage [increase] advocates like Nancy Pelosi, Al Franken, Cory Booker, Chuck Schumer, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz don’t pay their interns.’

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