Ocasio-Cortez claps back after Trump Jr. mocks her on social media
Ocasio-Cortez claps back after Trump Jr. mocks her on social media
'This is a disgrace': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams her future colleagues in Congress for employing unpaid interns and failing to pay staffers a 'living wage'
07 December, 2018, 22:42
"We will be one of them".
And her chief of staff toldThe Washington Post that they intend to pay the interns "at least" $15 an hour. A 2017 study by Washington based advocacy group Pay Our Interns reported that 8% of Republican House representatives pay their interns compared with 3.6% of Democratic representatives.
Ocasio-Cortez ran on a platform advocating for a $15 baseline minimum wage, and called the current situation a "disgrace". I chatted up the staff.
The eldest son of President Trump posted the meme Thursday night for his 1.5 million Instagram followers - and Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Friday in response that he was just trying to distract attention from special prosecutor Robert Mueller's probe into Russian election meddling.
On Monday, Ocasio-Cortez, who became the youngest woman elected to Congress in last month's midterms, tweeted about her experience of meeting service staff in a D.C. restaurant who were simultaneously working in government.
She added it is unjust for Congress to budget their own living wages and rely on unpaid and underpaid workers to help carry the load of the offices they work for.
New York Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says her interns and staffers will all make a living wage, and she is pushing for her constituents to follow suit.
That would make Trump's Jr's.
A study out past year, according to the HuffPost says that only 51 per cent of Republican senators offer paid internships and just 31 per cent of Democrats do. An appropriations measure signed by President Donald Trump in September included an annual allowance of $20,000 per House member for internships. Hours later, Schumer's office announced that the job posting had been made "in error" and said that Schumer's interns will be paid a stipend in the new Congress. Each member of Congress is allowed four interns at a time.
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