Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bailed on marching with Amazon's first-ever union causing members to scorn her.
Leaders of the new Amazon Labor Union were clear last week on who doesn’t deserve credit for their victory in organizing a Staten Island warehouse: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. You could chalk up her disinterest in the cause to the risk of being associated with a campaign that could have lost or just disorganization — but the reality is that AOC’s Democratic Socialists of America don’t mix well with traditional labor unions.
Just after the vote to organize the 8,300-strong workforce at the JFK8 complex, the first such win in the country, movement leader Christian Smalls said AOC “doesn’t deserve this moment.”
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