White House under pressure to pay its interns
August 20th, 2013
07:11 AM ET
9 years ago

White House under pressure to pay its interns

New York (CNNMoney) - For employers who rely on unpaid interns, it's been the summer of reckoning.

Hundreds of interns have filed lawsuits or raised complaints over working long hours for free. But one group of former interns is sidestepping the courtroom and going straight to the White House to fight for fair compensation.


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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Gurgyl

    My advise–don't work without pay. Period.

    August 20, 2013 08:10 am at 8:10 am |
  2. the hippies were right

    All while our congress takes a 5 week paid vacation, that has followed months and months of minimal gains for 99% of us. This countries priorities are a mess!

    August 20, 2013 08:15 am at 8:15 am |
  3. Data Driven

    You're asking too late, my darling young ones. You're stuck inside of Mobile with the Sequestration Blues again.

    August 20, 2013 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    The entire intern program, is nothing but corruption. All of it. It always has been.

    August 20, 2013 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  5. Name jk. Sfl. GOP conservatives,the garbage of America.

    Hey , if the wotthless members of congress get paid 175,000 a year for doing nothing and on vacation most of the time, maybe they should make the congressman work for no pay and no pension as interns that have to work for free and their pay scale should be put on the ballot for us to choose.i bet they would get minimum wage or less!!!!!

    August 20, 2013 09:39 am at 9:39 am |