Restaurant owners and workers weren’t too happy with Democratic congresswoman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez after hearing about her support of raising the minimum wage for service workers to $15 an hour. As The Daily Caller reports:
Servers and bartenders in the Washington, D.C., restaurant industry were quick to criticize New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for supporting the One Fair Wage campaign, which calls to raise the minimum wage for tipped workers to a full minimum wage at the federal level.
Ocasio-Cortez went to a bar in Queens, New York, on Friday to raise awareness for an initiative that was put forward by Restaurant Opportunity Center United (ROC), a government-funded group that claims, if the measure passed, tipped workers would all be paid the same amount, regardless of effort or seniority.
Travis Weiss, the director of culinary concepts at Rebellion DC, mentioned that there were no tipped employees at the event in Queens, where Ocasio-Cortez was bartending for the day.
“[Ocasio Cortez] is hack and a disgrace. An ROC-sponsored, invite-only event where no ACTUAL tipped employees were present shows you the depth of her concern for the real workers,” Weiss told the Caller.
Now that the very people AOC claims to be fighting for are now denouncing her, perhaps it’s time for the Socialist from New York to take a step back and reconsider her priorities.