WaPo: Undocumented workers at Trump golf course say they were forced to work without pay

I know you probably have outrage fatigue when it comes to Suck à l’Orange, but here’s more grist for the mill.

Undocumented workers at Trump National Golf Club Westchester in Briar­cliff Manor, New York, are alleging that they were often told to clock out and do extra jobs without pay. The managers at the club allegedly called it “side work.” (I’m sure they also called Trump “big boned” whenever he visited.)

The Washington Post:

Allegations that workers were routinely shortchanged on their pay at President Trump’s suburban country club are now the subject of an inquiry by the New York attorney general, whose investigators have interviewed more than two dozen former employees.

The inquiry could raise awkward political questions for Trump, who has made stopping illegal immigration a centerpiece of his presidency and his reelection campaign but faces allegations that his business benefited from low-paid undocumented workers.

In interviews, six former Trump workers told The Washington Post that they felt systematically cheated because they were undocumented. Some told The Post about being denied promotions, vacation days and health insurance, which were offered to legal employees. The same pattern of unpaid labor was also described by a former manager.

You might say this amply demonstrates Trump’s hypocrisy. But his supporters will probably point to it as a show of consistency. See? He’s always treated immigrants like shit! 


 

“Side work.”

Good lord.

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