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Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s 2018 congressional campaign was fined by the state of New York for failing to provide the proper workers’ compensation coverage to campaign staffers.
“The employer did not have the required workers’ compensation coverage from March 31, 2018 to April 30, 2018,” Melissa Stewart, the spokeswoman for New York’s Workers Compensation Board, told The New York Daily News. “[It] was issued a final penalty of $1,500, which was paid.”
“This coverage is vital to ensuring workers are protected for on-the-job injuries,” Stewart continued.
The article goes on to state the following:
The self-proclaimed Democratic socialist has been portraying herself as a champion for workers’ rights. During her campaign, she advocated for a $15-an-hour minimum wage and a Federal Jobs Guarantee because according to her website, “anyone who is willing and able to work shouldn’t struggle to find employment.”
Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign fined by state for failing to carry workers’ comp coverage https://t.co/3qgTrLN20X
— NYDN Politics (@NYDNPolitics) January 10, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez Campaign Fined For Denying Employees Proper Benefits https://t.co/SN7xDcmhmx
— Molly Prince (@mollyfprince) January 10, 2019
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