We have all seen the adverts on Craigslist asking for protestors at $15 per hour plus gas money, and although the MSM tried to make out that they were hoaxes, new evidence has come to light showing that some protestors are in fact paid to be the “anti-Trump resistance”.
As reported in the San Francisco Chronicle: “an increasing number of companies have unveiled policies that allow employees to take paid time off work for political or civic activities, such as protesting, canvassing, voting, volunteering or even running for office.”
Many of these companies are tech companies, and are basically using their vast wealth to undo the Democratic process. What is not clear, is if they are being rewarded by the Democrat machine for their efforts.
Of course, they are private companies and can pay their staff to do whatever they like, but the Media should be honest about this and STATE openly when events have paid protestors. The biggest question we should be asking these companies is: “Would they pay employees to protest the protestors, or to be involved in activist movements that support Donald Trump?” If not, then they are discriminating against employees for their political beliefs.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported on Saturday, in an article titled “Bay Area demonstrators may be paid to protest, by employers,” that the “common accusation lobbed at liberal protesters” that “they’re being paid to protest” is at least partially based in fact.
According to the Chronicle, “an increasing number of companies have unveiled policies that allow employees to take paid time off work for political or civic activities, such as protesting, canvassing, voting, volunteering or even running for office.” The progressive movement’s vocal opposition to President Donald Trump has translated into employers (at least, those who can afford it) providing paid leave as a way to increase political engagement after what many of them took as a devastating loss.
Adam Kleinberg, CEO of San Francisco marketing firm Traction, reportedly allows employees two paid “Days of Action” to participate in political rallies and protests annually.
“It’s not sufficient anymore to say we’re a profit engine and we’re making money and screw everything else. It’s part of our responsibility to be engaged, to be active,” William Morgan, CEO and founder of cloud-infrastructure startup Buoyant, told the Chronicle. His company reportedly offers about three to four weeks of paid time off to its workers, who are able to use the time for political activity or vacations. “We as individuals, we as companies exist in an ecosystem. We’re only here because there’s this environment around us. It can’t just be a one-way relationship.”
The Chronicle notes that while the majority of these companies are on the smaller side, and tend to have more liberal workforces, larger companies like Facebook are looking to entertain similar policies. They reportedly told employees that they could use paid leave time to attend and participate in pro-immigrant May Day demonstrations.
However, the Chronicle also notes that some companies who offer their employees paid leave for political action have experienced an intense backlash.