The FIELD HIRES are asking to be moved to salary. At the equivalent of 15 dollars an hour. Because I’m assuming they aren’t getting 40 hours a week right now. It’s a bad move in the long run though when primaries start kicking off they will be working 80 hours a week at least.
That’s why for instance Obama campaign would pay their field hires a stipend of basically 2,000 per week. Which lets say at 80 hours worked is still $25 dollars an hour. Supplement that with volunteers to do the grunt work. The other side of this is they may work 2 weeks on. Then have 3 weeks off until their next big assignment.