” The employer did not have actually the required employees’ compensation coverage from March 31, 2018, to April 30, 2018, and was provided a last penalty of $1,500, which was paid,” state Workers Compensation Board spokeswoman Melissa Stewart said. “This coverage is crucial to making sure workers are secured for on-the-job injuries.”
Her spokesman stated she had nothing to add.
State Republicans were chortling over the fine.
” Hypocrisy at its finest,” said state GOP spokesperson Jessica Proud. “The so-called champ of workers, when offered her own obligation, is not following the law. It boggles the mind.”
Ocasio-Cortez has styled herself as a champion of employees’ rights– against greedy employers:
NYCers are upping the ante. Now Amazon employees, INCLUDING Whole Foods workers, are collaborating w/ @RWDSU to unionize demand much better pay and working conditions.
This is what an organized, grassroots effort to improve people’s lives look like.https:// t.co/ PiMXbj4dwn
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 12, 2018
Did you know that the airport employees operating heavy equipment for your next flight may not even be paid a living wage?
& that’s why we signed up with Delta ramp employees at LaGuardia airport this morning, who are battling to unionize & secure healthcare for all. ⬇ https://t.co/dYjsHMX9Wt
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 20, 2018
This Black Friday, ask #VornadoRealty others to pay Toys R United States workers the severance they were assured. #ToysRUs workers in NY-14 & throughout the nation worked for years w/ that pledge.
When personal equity took over, they fired 38,000 workers w/ no pay. We can fight back. pic.twitter.com/7RcdJHP91 C
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 23, 2018
Uber has taken in $12 billion in financial investment and had revenues of $1.7 billion in Q4 of 2016.
Yet their chauffeurs only take home $3.37 an hour.
Does that sound best to you?
We must update our laws to stand up for employees in an increasingly exploitative tech-based economy. https://t.co/uhEjePLxgK
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 2, 2018
It is BRICK out but we are up & at ’em arranging with @CWAUnion employees in the Bronx early this am
We began out greeting workers at the warehouse and after that talked to citizens by the 180 th St stop on the 5 train! pic.twitter.com/JpmzDXCVOU
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 18, 2018
In recent days, she has actually been championing the reason for the 800,000 federal workers whose paychecks will be postponed because of the partial government shutdown– though the president has actually said they will be paid later on, and the Senate passed legislation all on Thursday to make sure that.
Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. He is also the co-author ofHow Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Transformation, which is readily available from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.