UNITED STATES—U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who represents parts of New York including the Bronx and Queens has been cited and fined $1,500 from the state of New York for not providing workman’s compensation to her campaign workers.
Ocasio-Cortez’s did not provide the proper compensation for campaign workers from “March 31, 2018 and April 30, 2018” indicated state Workers Compensation Board spokeswoman Melissa Stewart to the New York Daily News.
The Congresswoman has been fighting throughout her campaign at the end of last year to double the current minimum wage.
“A fight for working and middle class America. Raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. Federal Jobs Guarantee. Establish a public option for employment with a guaranteed $15 minimum wage, healthcare benefits, and paid family leave – including parental leave,” states Ocasio-Cortez’s on her website.
The website also addresses issues pertaining to the need to provide proper compensation to employees to abolishing ICE.
She calls public housing “a human right” indicating that “Congress must expand housing opportunity by expanding and strengthening our federal public housing program.”
“Fair, inclusive housing policies are the only way to ensure people can afford to pay rent,” says Ocasio-Cortez.
“If we are to uphold civic justice, we must abolish ICE and see to it that even our undocumented neighbors be treated with the dignity and respect owed to all people, regardless of citizenship status,” states Ocasio-Cortez on her website.
According to a November 7, 2018 interview with Bon Appetit magazine, Ocasio-Cortez, grew up in the bronx and saw a lot that she vowed she would change. Her platform is “built on her own life experiences.”
New York along with 19 other states is expected to raise their minimum hourly wage this month. New York’s minimum wage increased on December 31, 2018 to $13.50 per hour for businesses with 10 or less employees and $15.00 an hour for businesses with more than 11 employees on staff.