This week on the big show Fingers and Tracy talk about the #IceCreamChallenge, Trump’s “racist” tweet thread, The Squad becoming the face of the Democratic Party, Bernie Sanders is battling his staffers over the $15 minimum wage they were promised, and why college is a scam.
Via CNN:People go into grocery stores, open a container of ice cream at random, lick the top, put it back in the freezer and then just walk away. Oh, and then they put a video of the entire grotesque display on social media for all to see.The #IceCreamChallenge, as it’s now called, is just one of many social media trends over the past couple of years that has had people (mostly young people) doing questionable things and documenting them online.
Trump’s allegedly racist tweet thread
….it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2019
Bernie’s promise of a $15 minimum wage is coming back to bite him in the ass
Amid a pay war within his own 2020 presidential campaign, Bernie Sanders will limit the amount of time his organizers can work to guarantee that no one is making less than $15 per hour — a wage the senator has demanded should be the federal minimum.
On Thursday evening, The Washington Post reported that some members of Sanders’ campaign have been lobbying to raise their wages. Field organizers say they make a salary of $36,000 annually but work 60 hours per week, which is an average of $13 per hour.
Unionized workers planned to send a letter to campaign manager Faiz Shakir which read that “many field staffers are barely managing to survive financially, which is severely impacting our team’s productivity and morale.” Some employees, they said, had even left the campaign as a result of the low pay.
In a statement provided to Newsweek, Shakir said that the campaign has been in discussions about pay structure changes with the United Food & Commercial Workers Local 400, the union representing the organizers.
“We look forward to continuing those discussions and obviously are disappointed that some individuals decided to damage the integrity of these efforts before they were concluded,” Shakir said. “As these discussions continue, we are limiting hours so no employee is receiving less than $15 for any hours worked.”