In government offices across the nation's capital - not to mention in plenty of private offices across the country - Ocasio-Cortez will be "considered a generous boss", noted Fox Business.
Her pledge days after she slammed her future colleagues in both parties for employing unpaid interns and for not paying staffers a "living wage". Bernie Sanders, who also pays his interns $15 per hour. "We will be one of them", she said on Tuesday.
"Meanwhile, young staffers in the House of Representatives had dismal pay prospects: Only 8 percent of Republicans - or 19 of 238 - paid interns, while 3.6 percent of Democrats, or 7 of 193, did so".
"It is unjust for Congress to budget a living wage for ourselves, yet rely on unpaid interns and underpaid overworked staff just [because] Republicans want to make a statement about 'fiscal responsibility, ' " she posted.
With a little over a month away until she takes office, the newly-elected New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has announced she will be paying her interns $15 per hour in an effort to "walk the walk". "SEVERAL bartenders, managers, & servers now worked in Senate + House offices", she tweeted.
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Filmmaker Karan Johar , who presented the Hindi version of 2.0, took to the micro-blogging site to share the news. The film is one of the most expensive Indian film which also is a standalone sequel to 2010's Enthiran .
Areport in 2017 from non-profit group Pay Our Interns found that in the House, just 8% of Republicans and 3.6% of Democrats pay interns.
On Monday, Pay Our Interns tweeted a screenshot of an ad for an unpaid press intern to work for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. A former congressional intern himself, Vera explained how the system of unpaid jobs in the Capitol has everything to do with keeping working-class students and people from low-income families out of the halls of power. Schumer's office told Rolling Stone that the ad "was made in error" and that beginning in January, they will offer "a stipend to eligible interns".
Ocasio-Cortez acknowledged the new fund, noting that it will give $20,000 per member of Congress for their interns.
Even the liberal-friendly Washington Post couldn't allow her to skate on her latest whopper - a $21 trillion "mistake" for which The Post's fact-checkers awarded her the cringeworthy "four Pinnochios".