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Oh the irony! I don’t usually support Unions, but in this cast, I will definitely be making an exception. All the best to these oppressed workers of the bourgeoisie.

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SALT LAKE CITY — As efforts to unionize among Democratic political staffers and congressional staffers have increased nationwide, employees of the Utah Democratic Party and Salt Lake County Democratic Party have officially unionized.Ben Peck, Salt Lake County Democratic Party executive director, said he worked on unionizing political staffers for more than a year before he started his job with the county party. He immediately started the process after he was hired.
He said while he's been working in politics for four years, it can be a very difficult field because employees care a lot about the work, making it easy to be taken advantage of."The reason people work in politics is because they care about the issues and so, you know, what's working a little late if you're saving democracy," Peck said.

Both the state and the county party are affiliating with IBEW Political and Nonprofit Workers.

While unions can often focus on increasing pay for workers, Peck said negotiations for staffers are focused on improving worker conditions. He said very little of the negotiations have been surrounding pay for employees because of the limits of being a nonprofit organization that relies on donor support.

"Ideally, unionizing in other industries where it's a for-profit business, it's much more straightforward that workers should just be paid more," Peck said. "Whereas with an organization like this, there is more of a balancing act but, ultimately, I think that we'll strike a good balance."

Instead, they'll work on getting employees two days off each week and having no-contact hours. They will also focus on protections for outdoor workers to avoid things like doing door-to-door canvassing in 100-degree weather.

"We're moving in this direction so that everybody can actually treat this as a more normal job, even if we do still really care about the work," Peck said. "It'll just help us not get sucked into it and hopefully, reduce or eliminate the high burnout rates among political workers."

Union benefits will only apply to paid staff, not volunteers or unpaid interns, Peck said.

Utah Democratic Party Chairwoman Diane Lewis said the party is "pleased" to recognize the Utah Democratic Party and Salt Lake County Democratic Party Staff Union in a statement to Deseret News.

"As a former union representative who spent my career helping workers fight for good wages, secure benefits and better working conditions, I recognize the importance of all workers being able to unionize if they so choose," Lewis said.

Other state Democratic parties have also moved to unionize with Vermont being the first in 2018. Democrats in Wyoming, Idaho and Montana have also unionized and are represented by the same union as the party in Utah.

Earlier this year, staffers for the Democratic National Committee voted to unionize and join the Service Employees International Union with management voluntarily recognizing the union.

Support for unions is written into the Democratic Party platform, which reads, "Democrats will make it easier for workers, public and private, to exercise their right to organize and join unions."

In July, staffers in eight Democratic U.S. House offices began the unionization process.

That came after the U.S. House voted in May for a resolution recognizing congressional staffers' right to unionize. It's unlikely that the U.S. Senate will approve the same.

https://www.ksl.com/article/5045107...county-democratic-party-workers-unionize


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Please, please….. let them reap what they sow.

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As if we didn’t know what a bunch of lazy pussies the democrats are. Why not?….if politics are going to be a multi-billion dollar a year industry why not? Let them suffer the repercussions from the same requirements that private industry deals with.

I think there’s a psychological component that isn’t being considered that comes when one is paid for doing something that they love to do and are passionate about, something that they’d do for free or even pay someone else to let them participate. I’ve known several people that became extremely successful hunting guides and fishing guides. They were able to do what most people dream about doing by taking the thing they loved to do and were passionate about all their lives and turn it into a well paying career. It allowed them to get bigger boats and better gear and it allowed them to spend their life in the environment of their choosing, but it wasn’t as much fun as they thought. When hunting and fishing became their careers it became less fun and more work. Their love slowly turned to dread and the passion was replaced with necessity. Maybe with the inter-office micro-politics that is inevitable once you have a payroll/pay scale, hierarchy, effort versus pay, etc the cohesion of the party will weaken. I don’t see anything positive for the DNC as a whole in light of this and I see this move hurting them.

The doe-eyed democrats that volunteer for duty furthering their bullshit agenda will be de-incentivized by being paid. Being an employee will minimize their individual <voluntary> participation, it’ll hurt their social standing with other liberals at their wine and cheese garden parties since they can’t brag about their volunteer work…now instead of being a righteous DNC volunteer they’re a minimum wage employee. 😂😂.


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Never fails to bring immense satisfaction watching the Democrat's get caught up in their own hypocrisy and exposed by their very own constituency...


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Why do they need workers? - they have Dominion and mail order voting. It's just another way to siphon off money from the schmucks sending it to them.

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We know they are cheating, just like they did in all the past years. They don't need any more ballots, dominion handles the counting and mail brings the rest. Then 2 days after the election, they announce the democrat winner.


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