New York state fines Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign for not having workers’ compensation coverage

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims to support workers’ rights.

However, according to this article that was just published by the New York Daily News, the state of New York fined her campaign $1,500 because it broke the law by not having workers’ compensation coverage.

I guess Ocasio-Cortez supports workers’ rights for all workers except her own.

Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign fined by state for failing to carry workers’ comp coverage

January 10, 2019

ALBANY – The campaign for new Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has made helping the working class and poor her top priority, was fined by the state for not carrying workers’ compensation coverage for a month last year.

“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,” state Workers Compensation Board spokeswoman Melissa Stewart said. “This coverage is vital to ensuring workers are protected for on-the-job injuries.”

Ocasio-Cortez, a Democratic Socialist, stunned the political establishment last year when she defeated Rep. Joseph Crowley, a longtime Queens powerbroker, in the Democratic primary. She went on to cruise to election in November.

Her spokesman said she had nothing to add.

One Democratic campaign veteran scoffed that “it’s not a great look” for Ocasio-Cortez that her campaign received a fine for not carrying workers’ compensation coverage.

“This is basic stuff, especially if you hold yourself out to be the champion of workers,” the Dem said.

State Republicans were chortling over the fine.

“Hypocrisy at its finest,” said state GOP spokeswoman Jessica Proud. “The so-called champion of workers, when given her own responsibility, is not following the law. It’s unbelievable.”

January 11, 2019. Tags: , , , . Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Politics.


  1. Valery Vebelfeltzer replied:

    Uh OH, that horse faced gal will now add state Workers Compensation Board spokeswoman Melissa Stewart to the list of those to be subpoenaed

  2. EDell replied:

    So let’s see. Out of a whole year, there was just one month nearly a year ago when coverage wasn’t included and she’s made to look like a criminal and hypocrite, even after she duly paid the fine without making a stink about it the way Trump would? Getting real hyperactively desperate, aren’t you, right wingers? There’s no story here. It’s very likely an accounting error or oversight and even more likely the fault of someone, like an accountant, assigned to do the pay. Candidates entrust that work to others, they don;t take care of the pay themselves, and mistakes can be made. Now, you’d have a real story here if this had been a concerted monthly effort to deny coverage, but it was just one lousy stinking month when a goof was made out of a year, so there’s no story here. So get real already.

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