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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Joins SAG-AFTRA and Writers Guild of America Picket Line

“Direct action gets the goods, now and always,” AOC declared.

Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined the SAG-AFTRA and Writers Guild of America picket line outside the Netflix office in Manhattan on Monday.

The congresswoman joined in chants of “New York is a union town” and took selfies on the picket line, according to a report from the Hollywood Reporter.

The striking unions demand wage increases and better working conditions for their members.

While speaking to the crowd, Ocasio-Cortez also brought up the UPS workers who are heading towards a potential strike, calling it “hot labor summer.”

“We have workers all across the country — either currently on strike or gearing up to be on strike — because at the end of the day we are all facing the same challenge, which is an unacceptable, unprecedented concentration of wealth and corporate greed in America,” Ocasio-Cortez, who represents New York’s 14th Congressional District, told the crowd.

“But we know that the way that we bust that up is by standing together in solidarity,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

“Direct action gets the goods, now and always,” she continued. “The only way that we can do this is by showing them that we are stronger. That our solidarity is stronger than their greed, that our care for one another will overcome their endless desire for more.”

“Your fight right here is what’s going to bust this thing right open,” she continued.

Members of SAG-AFTRA on strike in mid-July, while the Writers Guild began their strike in May.

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