New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday argued that Americans should refuse to return to work if and when their state economies reopen, claiming that workers should "just say no" if the opportunity arises to resume their jobs.
The politician made the argument during an interview with Anand Giridharadas, host of ViceTV's "Seat at the Table":
"When we have this discussion about 'going back' or 'reopening,' I think a lot of people should just say no. We're not going back to that. We're not going back to 70 hour weeks just so we could put food on the table and not even feel any semblance of security in our lives."
? More than 22 million Americans have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic.