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AOC Short-Changes Campaign Staff

Progressive socialist Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), the self-proclaimed champion of the working class and those in need, is in hot water after her campaign was fined for failing to provide workers’ compensation coverage to its staff. According to The New York Post: “[Ocasio-Cortez] 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,” revealed the New York Workers’ Compensation Board. In typical liberal fashion, rules are for thee, not for me.

Here’s more from Hot Air…

Oh, the irony — at least on a small scale. The campaign for New York’s youngest House member and progressive darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got fined yesterday for failing to provide workers’ comp coverage to its staff for at least one month. The New York Post plays it straight in its report:

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign was fined $1,500 by the state last year for failing to obtain workers’ compensation coverage, The Post has learned.

All employers are required under New York’s disability law to buy insurance to cover disability benefits for employees.

“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,” said Workers Compensation Board spokeswoman Melissa Stewart.

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

 

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