Long Hours, Low Pay Push Some Democratic Campaign Workers To Unionize

NPR Enlarge this image Campaign staff member Aisha Chughtai (left) speaks with Erin Murphy (center), a Democratic candidate for Minnesota governor, at the campaign’s St. Paul headquarters as colleague Charles Cox looks on. Chughtai and Cox are members of a newly formed campaign workers union. Brian Bakst/MPR News hide caption toggle caption Brian Bakst/MPR News Many political campaign workers spend long hours at low pay, living off of pizza and coffee, all in the hope of seeing their candidate win. Now, labor organizers are setting their signs bringing those workers into the labor movement at a time when the...

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