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Ocasio-Cortez Makes A Complete Fool Of Herself, Calls for $15 Minimum Wage in Airport Where Minimum Wage is $19

Kirsters Baish [Opinion|| Self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist/freshman New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been pushing for a minimum wage of $15 at LaGuardia airport in New York City.

This Monday, she took to Twitter, complaining about the cost of a croissant at LaGuardia. Unfortunately for Ocasio-Cortez and Democrats, she shouldn’t have made the post at all… considering the fact that the minimum wage at that particular airport is currently sitting at $19 an hour.

“Croissants at LaGuardia are going for SEVEN DOLLARS A PIECE,” she wrote in a tweet. “Yet some people think getting a whole hour of personal, dedicated human labor for $15 is too expensive??”

Hannity.com explains, “The Congresswoman is apparently unaware the minimum wage for New York airport workers was raised to $19 in September 2018.”

“On Thursday, the campaign ended in victory for as many as 40,000 airport workers who are now on a path to earning at least $19 an hour, the highest minimum wage target set by any public agency in the country,”

“For years, the three main airports that serve New York City have been the site of one of the country’s biggest fights over the minimum wage. A Republican governor and airline companies were pitted against Democratic officials and labor leaders over how much to pay workers who clean planes, load luggage and perform many other duties,” the New York Times reported in September of 2018.

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The article continued:

On Thursday, the campaign ended in victory for as many as 40,000 airport workers who are now on a path to earning at least $19 an hour, the highest minimum wage target set by any public agency in the country. The pay increase, which was approved unanimously by the commissioners of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, will raise the wages of tens of thousands of workers over the next five years.

It will go well beyond the $15 minimum hourly wage that several cities have enacted and that New York State will adopt as the base wage for many workers at the end of the year. And it may add impetus to union-led campaigns to reverse the widening gap in incomes between rich and poor Americans even amid a robust economy.

The vote by the Port Authority board came after several months of deliberation and years of pleading and pressure from unionized airport workers. The airlines that contract with the companies that employ many of the workers also complained about raising wages, arguing that such a move could ultimately force them to pass along the costs to travelers.

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