I spotted this from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette this morning:
In Pennsylvania alone, Mr. Sanders’ Democratic presidential campaign has received $1,432 from 40 dog trainers, groomers, handlers and walkers. That’s more than the Vermont senator received from firefighters ($1,279), hairstylists ($835) and self-proclaimed wrestlers ($45), and only slightly less than farmers ($1,662) statewide.
And this, quoting one of the people interviewed:
Because of their independent contractor status, many dog walkers are barred from unionizing, and find themselves “helpless” if they’re wrongly terminated or mistreated, Mr. Harwell said.
The article goes on to say how Mr. Sanders is for single-payer health care, increased minimum wages, and increased union membership.
Could this also lead to state-licensing for dog-walkers? (Just thinking ahead.)
There just seems to me to be so much wrong with this whole thing that I hardly know where to begin.Published in