HuffPost: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Demands ‘Living Wage’ For Hill Workers

New York Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezis pushing hard on her demands that Congress pay its staffers and interns a living wage. The Democrat, who has vowed to pay her interns at least $15 an hour, shared her concerns Tuesday in response to a viral tweet pointing out how lawmakers seeking unpaid interns are excluding everyone but those rich enough to work for free. Her remarks on Tuesday follow similar concerns she raised

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Daily Dot: Chuck Schumer’s listing for an unpaid intern gets ripped apart (updated)

Daily Dot: Chuck Schumer’s listing for an unpaid intern gets ripped apart (updated)

Update 3:55pm CT, Dec. 3: A spokesman for Senator Schumer’s office told the Daily Dot that the post was made in error and that “eligible” interns for Schumer will receive stipends in January. The original story appears below.  Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is apparently looking for an unpaid press intern, sparking outrage from people online who called the posting hypocritical. The job posting was pointed out by Michael Whitney, a newsletter editor for the Intercept. The posting calls for

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Here’s How a 24-Year-Old Former House Intern Finally Got Congress to Pay Its Interns

Here’s How a 24-Year-Old Former House Intern Finally Got Congress to Pay Its Interns

Carlos Mark Vera’s non-profit, Pay Our Interns, hit one of its major policy goals before its second birthday. DC is populated in part by a rotating cast of interns, blazer-outfitted, ambitious, and all too often, unpaid. For Congressional interns, that changed Thursday, when the House followed the Senate and passed a “minibus” spending bill that allocated $13.8 million for interns’ salaries in both chambers. The bill should pass into law

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Pay Up: House And Senate Allocate Funds To Pay Interns

Pay Up: House And Senate Allocate Funds To Pay Interns

On Wednesday, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee allocated $8.8 million to pay its interns in a 2019 spending package. The decision follows just a few months after the Senate Appropriations Committee included $5 million for intern pay in the legislative branch appropriations bill. Negotiations continue on other parts of the bill. Read More

WUSA9: DC Senate will now pay interns, thanks to DC advocacy group

WUSA9: DC Senate will now pay interns, thanks to DC advocacy group

On Capitol Hill, interns are actually paying to work for free. Now, that’s going to change for Senate interns. A new Senate internship fund was approved on Thursday, bringing some relief to a hot topic on Capitol Hill: unpaid internships. The new funding will allow Senate offices to allocate an estimated $50,000 for internship compensation, with $5 million in total allocated in the Fiscal Year 2019 Legislative Branch Appropriations Read

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WAMU: The Senate Will Now Pay Interns: Why It Matters (Podcast)

WAMU: The Senate Will Now Pay Interns: Why It Matters (Podcast)

Interning in Washington is a rite of passage for many young people seeking experience and a path to future jobs. It was typically an unpaid role, including on Capitol Hill, but lawsuits and pressure have shifted the culture on internships. The U.S. Senate just voted to pay all interns starting next year, and many other organizations now compensate internships. We take a look at how the intern’s role has evolved

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