Her name is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D, NY), a candidate for the House of Representatives. Recall that Ocasio-Cortez is an ardent supporter of minimum wage laws, and as a start wants the minimum to be $15/hr. New York City already has mandated that minimum wages in the city rise to $15/hr by the end of this year.
She went by her favorite coffee shop, The Coffee Shop in Union Square (which employs 150 folks), over the weekend to shoot the breeze because, she says, she used to work there. Then she discovered the place is closing this fall…because it can’t afford the rising labor costs on top of high rent and high regulation costs.