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Essential Workers Can’t Wait for a Vaccine: Governor Cuomo Must Enact Stronger, Enforceable Protections Against COVID Now

For Immediate Release: January 11, 2021 Media Contact: Patrick Nevada , patrick@alignny.org, 646.866.9065 Essential Workers Can’t Wait for a Vaccine: Governor Cuomo Must Enact Stronger, Enforceable Protections Against COVID Now New York – Today, in response to Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address, ALIGN, a statewide advocacy group coordinating the NY Essential Workers Coalition, released the following statement: “It’s good to see Governor Cuomo must prioritize zing recovery from COVID-19 in his statewide agenda for this year and continue to increaseing the pace and availability of vaccines against the lethal virus.…

Bill Would Mandate Enforceable Safety Standards in Workplaces and Establish Worker Safety Committees to Monitor and Report Compliance

Bill Would Mandate Enforceable Safety Standards in Workplaces and Establish Worker Safety Committees to Monitor and Report Compliance NEW YORK – Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris and Assembly Member Karines Reyes announced the New York HERO Act (S.1034), a critical bill requiring businesses to have enforceable safety standards to prevent further spread of the coronavirus, has 15 co-sponsors across the Senate and Assembly.…



First UK Strain in NY Shows Need for New Covid Law, Says Top Labor Policy Leader

First UK Strain in NY Shows Need for New Covid Law, Says Top Labor Policy Leader Media Contact: Patrick Nevada , patrick@alignny.org, 646.866.9065 New York, NY – Maritza Silva-Farrell, leading labor policy advocate and executive director of ALIGN, released the following statement today in light of the latest news that the Wadsworth lab confirmed New York’s first case of Covid-19 ‘UK strain’ diagnosed in Saratoga Springs: “The discovery of the U.K Covid strain in Saratoga Springs and the revelation of its spread in a business setting highlights the dangers that New Yorkers, customers, small business owners still face from this pandemic.…