Ocasio-Cortez Bartends Promoting Fair Wages

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Published on May 31, 2019 - Duration: 00:33s

Ocasio-Cortez Bartends Promoting Fair Wages

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took lunch orders, served pizza and rocked the cocktail shaker on Friday to promote increased wages for restaurant servers and other tipped workers.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) makes a drink in support of One Fair Wage, a policy that would allow tipped workers to receive full minimum wage plus their tips in New York, at The Queensboro restaurant In the Queens borough of New York, U.S., May 31, 2019.

REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton The New York Democrat and media sensation, who famously worked as a bartender before getting elected to Congress last year, brought first-hand experience to the debate over the proposed β€œRaise the Wage Act,” which would raise the U.S. minimum wage to $15 an hour and guarantee that minimum for tipped employees.

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