Chuck Schumer was forced to backpeddle after his office recently was caught advertising an opening for an unpaid internship.
After a major backlash, Schumer’s office quickly issued a statement in which they said that the posting was an error and that the position would be paid.
An independent report by Pay Our Interns showed in 2017 that only 31% of Democrats paid their interns, whereas over half of Republicans opted to offer paid positions.
For a party that is often seen agitating for higher minimum wage and fair pay, it’s ironic that one of their top leaders was quietly trying to continue to do the exact opposite.
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