Ocasio-Cortez Criticized After Failing to Provide Workers’ Compensation Coverage

Clay Curtis
January 12, 2019

"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", said the spokeswoman.

Ocasio-Cortez is a self-proclaimed socialist democrat who has claimed higher taxes and wealth distribution are needed.

But their frustration goes beyond that: Democratic leaders are upset that she railed against their new set of House rules on Twitter the first week of the new Congress.

"Washington is a political animal where a lot of the work that you want to accomplish depends on relationships within the Democratic Caucus", Velázquez said. "The so-called champion of workers, when given her own responsibility, is not following the law".

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Veterans of the Democratic establishment, unsettled by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's lack of deference to seniority and party unity, have cautioned the freshman lawmaker to direct her potent social-media attacks toward Republicans rather than centrist Democrats.

The 29-year-old freshman congresswoman - who was sworn in last week as the youngest congresswoman in USA history - has been making waves with much of her social media presence ever since winning the Democratic primary last year. I cannot even get laptops to my caseworkers in the Bronx and Queens so they can process the needs of our constituents.

Politico noted that Ocasio-Cortez's star power includes being better known by millions of Americans than longtime House Democrats, including Nancy Pelosi and John Lewis. But it's- it's not the same thing as- as the President lying about immigrants.

"In private conversations with Ocasio-Cortez over the past few months, Velázquez counseled Ocasio-Cortez against targeting her Democratic colleagues in future elections", Politico reported.

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