7.) So Much for Workers' Comp

  • 2019-02-13
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
7.) So Much for Workers' Comp
By Jesse Korman via Wikimedia Commons
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims to be gung-ho for workers but revealed her hypocrisy, or at least terrible organization, when she failed to provide her campaign staff with workers compensation coverage for a whole month. Fox News reports:

The failure to provide the coverage to campaign staff is particularly awkward for Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic socialist who rose to stardom after unseating top Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley with a campaign theme of improving conditions for the working class.

“The employer did not have the required workers’ compensation coverage from March 31, 2018, to April 30, 2018, and was issued a final penalty of $1,500, which was paid,” state Workers Compensation Board spokeswoman Melissa Stewart told the New York Daily News.

“This coverage is vital to ensuring workers are protected for on-the-job injuries,” she added.

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