Ocasio-Cortez criticizes congressional orientation program for featuring CEOs over labor leaders

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez blasts Electoral College as a 'scam' Trump slams Tlaib after press conference on Israel ban: I don't buy her tears Scaramucci calls on GOP to save country from Trump 'depredations' MORE (D-N.Y.) called out a new members of Congress orientation event for not featuring labor leaders on a panel.

“Right now Freshman members of Congress are at a ‘Bipartisan’ orientation w/ briefings on issues,” she tweeted. “Invited panelists offer insights to inform new Congressmembers‘ views as they prepare to legislate.”

“# of Corporate CEOs we’ve listened to here: 4

# of Labor leaders: 0”

Ocasio-Cortez and other new members are in Boston this week for the Program for Newly Elected Members of Congress at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics.


The self-described democratic socialist and Bronx native has fashioned herself as a champion of workers’ rights, and campaigned on a number of labor-related reforms including a universal jobs guarantee, paid family and sick leave and "Medicare for all."

A schedule of events was not publicly available, but Rep.-elect Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibMaher hits back at Tlaib: Does she 'want to boycott 93 percent of her own party?' 'The Simpsons' pokes fun at Trump's feud with 'the squad' Trump ramps up attacks on Tlaib MORE (D-Mich.) tweeted that former Trump adviser and Goldman Sachs CEO Gary CohnGary David CohnTrump says US will hit China with new round of tariffs next month Gary Cohn bemoans 'dramatic impact' of Trump tariffs Press: Acosta, latest to walk the plank MORE addressed the group.

Tlaib took a jab at Cohn, who reportedly told them: “You guys are way over your head, you don't know how the game is played.”

“No Gary, YOU don't know what's coming - a revolutionary Congress that puts people over profits,” Tlaib wrote.

The Hill has reached out to the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics for more information.