Obama campaign workers angry over unpaid wages

Indianapolis:

Lines were long and tempers flared Wednesday not to vote but to get paid for canvassing for Barack Obama. Several hundred people are still waiting to get their pay for last-minute campaigning. Police were called to the Obama campaign office on North Meridian Street downtown to control the crowd.

The line was long and the crowd was angry at times.

“I want my money today! It’s my money. I want it right now!” yelled one former campaign worker.

375 people hired by Vote Corps and have been getting jerked around. When some finally started getting paid, they were shortchanged. They were told to fill out claim forms for the difference.

“Still that’s not right. I’m disappointed. I’m glad for the president, but I’m disappointed in this system,” said Diane Jefferson, temporary campaign worker.

“It should have been $480. It’s $230,” said Imani Sankofa.

“They gave us $10 an hour. So we added it. I added up all the hours so it was supposed to be at least $120. All I get is $90,” said Charles Martin.

“I worked nine hours a day for 4 days and got paid half of what I should have earned,” said Randall Waldon.

That’s a lot of people hoping for a little change.

The news site disabled comments for the story, too.

Via Instapundit, who writes:

“‘I want my money today! It’s my money. I want it right now!’ yelled one former campaign worker.” I’m guessing a lot of those people who voted in expectation of a tax cut will wind up saying the same thing, with less effect.

Comments

  1. Yah, they vote to snag OUR money, but when its their turn to get shorted on their pay for their “good cause”, its whine whine whine.
    Be careful what you wish for.

  2. β€œβ€˜I want my money today! It’s my money. I want it right now!’ yelled one former campaign worker.”

    Ah, What a refreshing revelation. The “instant gratification” cultural trait displayed by those same folks who burn and loot their own neighborhoods when they don’t get their own way.

    My kid use to throw those “gimme” tantrums when she was 2-years old.

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