ACORN, the hypocrites
As though it weren’t enough to run a full-fledged criminal organization staffed by thugs, liars, embezzlers, slavery-enablers and mooches it turns out ACORN treats their workers in the exact fashion for which they criticize others.
Although they get many millions each year from the US Government, unions and charitable organizations, ACORN does everything it canl to avoid paying its own members the minimum wage required by law. This, while those same employees agitate to extort minimum wages for others.
ACORN actually went to court to fight to pay wages below the legal minimum. ACORN made the same arguments its corporate victims make when arguing aginst higher minimum wages — namely, that paying higher wages would mean the organization would have to make do with fewer employees.
In its Resource Guide for activists, written by David Reynolds of the Wayne State University Labor Studies Center, ACORN casts aside concerns about minimum wage laws resulting in fewer jobs for low-wage workers, scolding
That’s low road thinking, the kind of philosophy that seeks short-term increases in the bottom-line by directly lowering costs and casts high wages, benefits, and other worker protections as obstacles to competition.
But in 1995, ACORN actually went to court in California in an attempt to exempt ACORN from that state’s minimum wage and overtime laws. Why? Well, according to ACORN’s brief in an appeal of the ruling against them…
…the more that ACORN must pay each individual outreach worker–either because of minimum wage or overtime requirements–the fewer outreach workers it will be able to hire.
ACORN also has a history of union-busting, ducking overtime requirements, late paychecks, and general anti-labor practices. In 2003, the National Labor Relations Board made the following findings about the organization:
• ACORN pays its field members $18,000 per year – about 6.65 per hour when you consider they average 54 hours per week.
• Field members are rarely given weekends off.
• Field members are expected to canvas neighborhoods alone, sometimes at night. Even though many of the neighborhoods are dangerous.
• ACORN is frequently tardy with member paychecks.
The un-mitigated gall of ACORN is truly beyond comprehension and the cow-like stupidity of their followers is an embarrassment to the human race.
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