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New York Socialist Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez once blamed ride-sharing giant Uber for leading a yellow cab driver to suicide. Her campaign then took $4,000 worth of Uber rides.
But Ocasio-Cortez, who rose to prominence after defeating top Democrat Joe Crowley in the party’s U.S. House primary in June, is no fan of Uber, if you read her statements on social media.
The article goes on to state the following:
She frequently criticized the ride-hailing company for what she sees as underpaying its drivers, decrying their pay as “exploitation” if they don’t get at least $15 an hour, the so-called living wage.
She directly blamed the company for the suicide death of Doug Schifter, a driver in his 60s, who killed himself with a shotgun amid financial difficulties caused by flooding the streets of New York with alternative and cheaper options of taxis, as detailed in a lengthy Facebook post.
“NYC’s fourth driver suicide. Yellow cab drivers are in financial ruin due to the unregulated expansion of Uber. What was a living wage job now pays under minimum,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote.
NYC’s fourth driver suicide. Yellow cab drivers are in financial ruin due to the unregulated expansion of Uber. What was a living wage job now pays under minimum.
– to call Uber drivers what they are: EMPLOYEES, not contractors
– Fed jobs guarantee
– Prep for automation https://t.co/FjfapJV2ni
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) March 21, 2018
Yes. Drivers must organize to apply pressure on the city. There are yellow cab unions (the TWA wrote the notice subtweeted here).
Sadly, some of these suicides have been committed in a way to shed light on the issue (one happened in his cab, with a note, in front of City Hall).
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) March 22, 2018
Fox News also reported:
That was in March, months before the New York socialist, who recently lamented the closing down of a coffee shop over minimum wage hikes that she supports, became the new face of the progressive Democratic Party.
But between April and late June, the Ocasio-Cortez campaign recorded spending nearly $4,000 on Uber for what appears to be 160 rides by its staff, Federal Election Commission (FEC) records reveal.
CLICK HERE to read more of this exclusive report by Fox News, including data from the FEC records that prove Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign has used Uber and other ride-sharing services in both California and New York.
Ocasio2018’s Bronx ‘office’ was a tiny space that we shared with a livery cab company.
I met with people in a back room where drivers would come in to pick up keys.
Organizers held meetings and trainings on the sidewalk.
Grassroots means you work with what you’ve got. 🌾 pic.twitter.com/fmq8w57UsC
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) July 6, 2018
New York Socialist Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez once blamed ride-sharing giant Uber for leading a yellow cab driver to suicide. Her campaign then took $4,000 worth of Uber rides.#FoxNews https://t.co/ItD7BVlFHG
— 92.5 FOX News (@925FMFOXNews) August 24, 2018
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