WGBH: Elizabeth Warren Has Evolved: She Now Pays Interns More Than Anyone Else In Congress

WGBH: Elizabeth Warren Has Evolved: She Now Pays Interns More Than Anyone Else In Congress

At some point in the past few years, Sen. Elizabeth Warren got religion on interns. In 2014 and 2015, the Massachusetts Democrat paid a handful of interns a couple thousand dollars each, totaling less than $50,000 in payments to interns in the two years combined. The vast majority of her interns — usually about 100 per year — were unpaid. But last spring and summer, Warren became the single most

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Statement on Unpaid Internship Postings

Statement on Unpaid Internship Postings Washington, D.C. – Last September, both the House and the Senate appropriated almost $14 Million in funding for paid congressional internships, which is expected to create thousands of paid opportunities for young adults regardless of socioeconomic status. Speaker Pelosi’s office was integral in the creation and passage of this measure. When the funding was passed, Speaker Pelosi issued a statement in support of “this historic

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Newsweek: ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ WILL PAY INTERNS $15 ‘AT LEAST’ PER HOUR, UNLIKE 96 PERCENT OF HOUSE DEMOCRATS

Newsweek: ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ WILL PAY INTERNS $15 ‘AT LEAST’ PER HOUR, UNLIKE 96 PERCENT OF HOUSE DEMOCRATS

Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will reportedly pay interns she hires a minimum of $15 per hour, unlike most Republican and even more Democratic representatives.  Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti confirmed to The Washington Post that the democratic socialist taking her House seat in January will pay “at least” $15 hourly to her interns.  That would be a huge gesture considering a study by Pay Our Interns last year found that only 3.6

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NPR: New Congresswoman Will Pay Her Interns $15 An Hour. Is That A Big Deal?

NPR: New Congresswoman Will Pay Her Interns $15 An Hour. Is That A Big Deal?

When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez takes office next month, representing New York’s 14th District, she will be a part of the “blue wave” of new Democrats in the House. But the 29-year-old may end up being a part of a different kind of wave, too: a bipartisan effort for members of Congress to pay the interns they employ. “Time to walk the walk,” she tweeted on Tuesday. “Very few members of Congress actually pay

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Business Insider: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez promises to pay her interns $15 an hour or more, after slamming unpaid internships in Congress

Business Insider: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez promises to pay her interns $15 an hour or more, after slamming unpaid internships in Congress

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said that she will pay her congressional interns at least $15 an hour after slamming her future colleagues for offering unpaid internships and failing to pay staff a “living wage.”  “Time to walk the walk,” the Democratic congresswoman-elect tweeted on Tuesday. “Very few members of Congress actually pay their interns. We will be one of them.”  She tweeted a link to an article in the Washington Post in which her

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Teen Vogue: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Promises She Will Pay Her Congressional Interns, Unlike Much of Congress Historically

Teen Vogue: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Promises She Will Pay Her Congressional Interns, Unlike Much of Congress Historically

Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has not been shy to talk about about pay inequality — and on Tuesday, December 4, she confirmed plans to pay her interns at least $15 an hour, according to a reporter for The Washington Post. “Time to walk the walk,” the newly elected New York Democrat Socialist tweeted on Tuesday. “Very few members of Congress actually pay their interns. We will be one of them.” Ocasio-Cortez’s promise comes after she

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New York Post: Chuck Schumer said ad for free interns was an ‘error’

New York Post: Chuck Schumer said ad for free interns was an ‘error’

WASHINGTON – Sen. Schumer listed job openings for unpaid interns — but said the posting was “made in error” after Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized members of Congress for seeking free labor. Ocasio-Cortez is promising to pay $15 per hour to her interns. Shortly after advertising for unpaid press and legislative interns, Schumer’s office said that was a mistake. “This posting was made in error. Starting in January, Senator Schumer’s office

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Rolling Stone: Chuck Schumer: Ad for Unpaid Interns Was Posted in ‘Error’

Rolling Stone: Chuck Schumer: Ad for Unpaid Interns Was Posted in ‘Error’

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has earned praise for her efforts to lift the veil and show what Congress is really like on social media, had another revelation to share with her followers on Monday.  “This week I went to dive spot in DC for some late night food. I chatted up the staff,” the newly-elected congresswoman wrote on Twitter. “SEVERAL bartenders, managers, & servers *currently worked in Senate + House offices.* This is a disgrace. Congress

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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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