In an apparent embrace of free market economics, Bronx socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is demanding that employers pay workers “what they are worth.”
Ocasio-Cortez is backing the “Paycheck Fairness Act,” a bill that would ban the practice of paying employees based on what their pay has been in the past, and allows them to discuss their compensation with fellow employees.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the Paycheck Fairness Act: "It is time that we pay people what they are worth and not how little they are desperate enough to accept." https://t.co/PnanZGurZQ pic.twitter.com/l8X7nFQnHq
— ABC News (@ABC) January 31, 2019
“We implicitly recognize, as women, that the pay gap and the wage gap is an injustice that persists through secrecy and it’s an injustice that persists to the present day,” Ocasio-Cortez said at a press conference.
“And the only way that we can combat that is through organizing and our personal action ourselves,” she said.
The socialist says the “Paycheck Fairness Act” is good because it says “we cannot ask for salary history and pay people depending on their salary history anymore. Anymore,” she said to applause.
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