‘Do as we say’: Freedom Socialist Party skirts own $20 minimum wage demand


An ad posted by the Freedom Socialist Party of Seattle, Wash., in search of a web content manager has been making the rounds of social media recently, and it all comes down to the bottom line. The Freedom Socialist Party, which called for a $20 minimum wage and free medical care for all as part of its last presidential platform and has applauded the push for a $15 minimum wage in Seattle recently, is offering to pay $13 an hour for the part-time gig.

Organization lobbying for $15/hour minimum wage posts "web content manager" listing for $13/hour. pic.twitter.com/UgvUqdbQeR

— Ellen L. Carmichael (@ellencarmichael) October 16, 2014

Reason contacted the party, which explained that the job is not a union job. And forget about benefits.

@ellencarmichael they won't comply until forced either.

— Jennifer S. LeBlanc (@jspleblanc) October 16, 2014

@ellencarmichael AND they want people to come to an office with flexible scheduling, how else can that employee work elsewhere?

— Jayvie Canono (@OneFineJay) October 16, 2014

@ellencarmichael @OneFineJay hahahahaha that's awesome!

— Sarah Pressler (@sarahpressler) October 16, 2014

Amateur hour… MT“@ellencarmichael: Organization lobbying for $15/hour minimum wage posts job listing for $13/hour. pic.twitter.com/HsotCmdOwI

— Austin J Webster (@AustinJWebster) October 16, 2014

@AustinJWebster @ellencarmichael Is this a do as I say not as I do situation?

— ChroniclesOfNothing (@NonChron) October 16, 2014

@NonChron @ellencarmichael pretty sure this is a bad strategic management thing…

— Austin J Webster (@AustinJWebster) October 16, 2014

@ellencarmichael what a shit salary! For this you get a college degree that costs a fortune!

— maggie jonestanquary (@maggietanquary) October 16, 2014

@OrwellForks @ellencarmichael and it's part time so they don't have to provide health insurance

— James Rhine (@jamesrhine) October 16, 2014

@ellencarmichael add to qualifications: graduate from Marxism-leninism courses and Gulag experience will be definately an asset….

— Julia Misty (Smart) (@tfrsegt112) October 16, 2014

@ellencarmichael nice… Proves one thing…. They were after political gain not "the people". 😡

— Filch (@1FilchFelonious) October 16, 2014

.@ellencarmichael In 2012 they wanted a $20 minimum wage. So perhaps a convergence is in progress (if you'll pardon the pun).

— James Taranto (@jamestaranto) October 16, 2014

@jamestaranto it's good to know that "people of color" is a thing folks are allowed to say again. This is news to me.

— Ellen L. Carmichael (@ellencarmichael) October 16, 2014

@ellencarmichael Wow, even the Freedom Socialist Party enjoys having the ability to negotiate a wage with a potential employee!

— Andrew Clark (@AndrewHClark) October 16, 2014

@ellencarmichael @jjauthor Someone who does this for $13/hr sells herself short. CSS, JavaScript, and PHP? Gimme a break. Not a $13/hr job.

— CLC, Ph.D. (@carolineYVR) October 16, 2014

@ellencarmichael @kreeger you aint going to get anything good in web design for $13 an hour anyways.

— MatthewSievert (@MatthewSievert) October 16, 2014

.@ellencarmichael @JonahNRO Notice how they don't spell "compensation"right- aka they're not serious about it.

— Katherine Rodriguez (@krod315) October 16, 2014

That’s not the only error.

They also manage to put Freedom and Socialist into the same phrase .@ellencarmichael @jjauthor

— Chuck Plum (@ChuckUmeboshi) October 16, 2014




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