After months of hard work and advocacy, workers in New York scored a major, hard-fought victory on March 1st with the passage of the NY HERO Act in the New York State Senate.
As we speak, our New York State legislators in Albany are debating the Fiscal Year 2022 budget. We need all hands on deck right now on two important items.
The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act is historic legislation that would at long last strengthen workers’ rights to organize and bargain, and begin to reverse decades of attacks on the National Labor Relations Act by employers.
When CEOs and the 1% hold so much power, our economy and laws stay rigged in favor of the wealthy. They get richer while workers' wages stagnate and our working conditions get worse. We need big change.
Kicking off the Legislative Session a Little Differently This Year
This legislation would require that incumbent workforces of Government contracted call centers are retained if the contract is rebid and awarded to a new contractor.
This legislation would create health and safety standards for workplaces, including PPE and social distancing, in order to protect workers and the public in the case of an airborne infectious disease, like COVID-19.
This package of legislation ensures that all New Yorkers have access to high-speed, high-quality, affordable broadband.
Even as an armed anti-democratic insurrection was unfolding at our nation's Capitol on January 6th, we had two pieces of amazing, positive news: Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff won their U.S. Senate runoff elections in Georgia! With these victories for Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, working people in Georgia and across the United States have ensured that their voices will be heard on Capitol Hill in 2021 and beyond.
As COVID-19 has moved much of our lives online, the importance of access to universal, high-speed, affordable broadband has never been clearer.