ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ’S CAMPAIGN WORKERS JUST RATIFIED A UNION CONTRACT

AOC puts her management skills where her budget lives.. LOL  You go girl.. 

US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks to the press near a polling station during the New York primaries Election Day on June 23, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP) (Photo by JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks to the press near a polling station during the New York primaries Election Day on June 23, 2020 in New York City. Photo: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

NEW YORK Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign staff have just reached a deal to unionize with the Campaign Workers Guild, ratifying a two-year contract that includes overtime pay above 40 hours per week (which is virtually unheard of on campaigns), unlimited sick leave, and language protecting immigrant and transgender workers.

As part of the contract, Ocasio-Cortez campaign staff secured a salary floor of at least $4,000 per month, an $18 minimum wage for hourly employees, and a number of paid leave policies. Notably, the contract caps salaries for managers, making it so that the highest paid employee of her campaign is paid at a rate no more than three times the rate of the lowest paid full-time employee. Putting a salary limit on managers is still uncommon, but staffers for Bernie Sanders’s 2020 presidential campaign locked down a similar provision in their contract earlier this year.

“Workers’ rights are the cornerstone of an economy that puts humanity first,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a statement announcing the contract. “I’ve lived without health insurance or dignity in the workplace, and I applaud the work our team has done to raise the bar for all workers.”

The deal also includes paid time off to vote in any election, at least 12 weeks of paid parental leave, an upcoming bonus, a fund to help underwrite classes to help with professional development, and stipends to cover remote work-related expenses and even child care.

Though the union didn’t provide the full contract, excerpts shared with The Intercept show entire sections dedicated to robust anti-discrimination policies and to fighting the exploitative working conditions that often develop in political campaigns, which can be grueling. And as one of the more progressive Democrats in Congress, the unionization of Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign staff is also about the political messaging in the contract, and the lawmaker practicing the same policies she promotes. Members of the bargaining committee told The Intercept that they hope their contract inspires other campaigns to fight for these protections, though they ultimately want these rights to be universal and extended to every worker.

Campaign workers “more often than not are subjected to work environments that do not prioritize the health, safety, and comfort of their staff but instead prioritize winning,” said Ariella Schwartz… more

https://theintercept.com/2020/07/13/ocasio-cortez-campaign-staff-unionize/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=The%20Intercept%20Newsletter

 

3 comments

  1. She squandered her tuition money on overpriced Boston U and has a huge student debt. No one sane should trust her with money. I knew I couldn’t afford these overpriced schools when I was 16 – even with a scholarship and my high school was better than hers. Justice Dems is a Hindu get-up so unless you are now for the Hindu takeover, please don’t be fooled by her. A lot of men seem to fall in love with her $20 lipstick. Since you like her, I suggest you move back.

    • Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.. I’m not fooled by ANYONE anymore – just enamored at times. As far as I’m concerned – on the REAL TALK side – the Coup happened in 2000 when Florida Supreme Court gave the election to Bush/Cheney! I HAVE NO INTENTION IN SETTING FOOT IN THE US EVER AGAIN – FOR WHAT???? IT IS NO LONGER MY PROBLEM!!

    • Her ultimate goal was not University – it was higher than that. She wanted to ring the “big bell” of Congress which she did finally obtain. I don’t spend a lot of time checking out peoples motives or paths to ultimate goals – but when they end up being in a place I need them to be – being “in yo face” with the Corptocracy and hammering CEOs that is all I care about.. and as long as she continues to oppose corporate AND NANCY PELOSI I’m good with that.. besides NANCY is on her way out next election. GOODBYE NANCY D’ALESSANDRO .. seizure l8tr.. Good Riddance, you are the BITCH that allowed DumbAss Doofus to get away with MURDER with you BS Impeachment Articles.. Now get the fuck out.. LOL

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