Too Good to Check: AOC Stiffed Campaign Staff on THIS

  • 2019-01-11
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Too Good to Check: AOC Stiffed Campaign Staff on THIS
By Jesse Korman, CC BY-SA 4.0,
Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has received a fine from the Empire State for failing to provide workers' compensation to her employees. (Fox News)

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.

Republicans jumped on the revelations, telling the newspaper that the episode reveals “hypocrisy at its finest” by Ocasio-Cortez.

New York GOP spokeswoman Jessica Proud told the Daily News, "The so-called champion of workers, when given her own responsibility, is not following the law. It’s unbelievable."

Ocasio-Cortez remains under scrutiny after dodging questions on whether she'll follow her advice to fellow lawmakers to forgo their paychecks during the government shutdown.

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