Ocasio-Cortez Promises To Pay Her Interns $15 An Hour Or More

According to Business Insider, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has promised to pay her Congressional interns at least $15 an hour.

Ocasio-Cortez made her pledge days after she slammed her future colleagues in both parties for employing unpaid interns and for not paying staffers a “living wage.”

The Democratic Congresswoman-elect tweeted on Tuesday, “Time to walk the walk. Very few members of Congress actually pay their interns. We will be one of them.”

A 2017 report found that just 8% of Republicans and 3.6% of Democrats in the House pay their interns.

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