Ocasio-Cortez claims solidarity with taxi driver-during the campaign rides from Uber buys, other ‘alternative’ FEC data show

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New York, Socialist Democrat, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a commit once the debt-to-ride-sharing giant Uber for the management of a yellow cab driver, suicide. Your campaign to, then took trips $ 4,000 in the value of Uber.

But Ocasio-Cortez, rose to prominence after the victory over top-Democrat Joe Crowley in the party of U.S. House primary in June, is not a fan of Uber, if you read their statements on social media.

They criticized, often, that the ride-hailing company for what he sees as underpaying its drivers, decrying their numbers as “exploitation”, if you don’t have at least $15 an hour, the so-called wage.

NYC fourth driver suicide. Yellow cab driver are in financial ruin due to the unregulated expansion of Uber. What is the wage a job pays now under the minimum.

We need:
to call, the Uber driver what they are: EMPLOYEES, the non-Contracting partner
– Fed jobs guarantee
– Preparation for automation

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) March 21, 2018

You directly caused the fault of the company for the suicide, the death of Doug Schifter, a driver, in his 60s, killed himself with a shotgun in the midst of financial difficulties due to the flooding in the streets of New York with an alternative and cheaper options of taxis, as above, in a lengthy Facebook post.

“NYC’s fourth driver suicide. Yellow cab driver are in financial ruin due to the unregulated expansion of Uber. What is the salary of a job was wrote now pays below minimum,” Ocasio-Cortez.

That was in March, months before the New York socialist, the defendant recently, the closure of the coffee shop on minimum wage hikes, which they supported, was the new face of the progressive Democratic party.

But between April and the end of June, the Ocasio-Cortez-campaign expenditure recorded show almost $4,000 on About for what seems to be 160 trips by the employees, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) records.

The payments to Uber ranged from only 59 cents to $82.26 and were filed under “car service.” All the rides were in California. There is no data for the months of July and August.

In her home state of New York, Ocasio-Cortez-campaign with the traditional yellow Taxis for the movement.

The FEC records show that the campaign spent almost $2500 for more than 90 trips with the so-called ride-sharing-startup-company-Juno, pitched as an alternative to Uber for the driver, as it offered to pay a little better and an option to accumulate the shares of the company. There is no data yet for all of the trips campaign between July and August were from the Ocasio-Cortez.

But the “driver-friendly” Start hardly better for the driver than other ride-sharing companies. It was sold in April, according to Israel-based Gett, for $200 million, and immediately came under fire for the abolition of the stock unit program for its drivers.

This prompted a class action of Juno driver. “The plaintiffs were victims of a classic” bait-and-switch ” scheme – promised equity and then paid off, to a few cents on the dollar, if all other shareholders/investors nice,” reads the lawsuit.

The Ocasio-Cortez-campaign did not immediately respond to Fox News ask why the campaign is not with the traditional yellow cabs in New York or California, and whether it is terminated by using ride-hailing applications like Uber or Juno.

Lukas Mikelionis is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @Lukas mikelionis.

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