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State Legislators and NY Renews Coalition Call for $15 Billion Investment in Climate, Jobs, and Justice

For Immediate Release: January 26, 2022 Media Contact: Patrick Nevada, patrick@alignny.org, (646) 866-9065 | Lisa Thomas, lisa@alignny.org, (347) 415-6431 State Legislators and NY Renews Coalition Call for $15 Billion Investment in Climate, Jobs, and Justice NEW YORK – New York State legislators and leaders of the NY Renews coalition held a virtual press conference today, advocating for a $15 billion investment in climate and environmental justice in response to Governor Kathy Hochul’s Executive Budget.…

Leading Amazon Critic Applauds Senate Committee Approval of Corporate Accountability Bill

For Immediate Release: January 12, 2022 Media Contact: Lisa Thomas, lisa@alignny.org, (347) 415-6431 Leading Amazon Critic Applauds Senate Committee Approval of Corporate Accountability Bill New York – Maritza Silva-Farrell, a leading critic of Amazon in New York and Executive Director of ALIGN, released the following statement today in response to the New York State Senate Committee on Consumer Protection’s passage of the 21st Century Antitrust Act: “Today, the NYS Senate Committee on Consumer Protection passed the 21st Century Antitrust Act—a huge victory and a critical step toward an economy that works for all New Yorkers.…

Ahead of Peak Holiday Season, Unions and Advocates Rally for Governor Hochul, Port Authority to Hold Amazon Accountable for Abuse of Workers and Climate Impact

NEW YORK – Today, essential workers, labor organizations, elected officials, and community advocates rallied at a downtown Amazon Go convenience store against Amazon’s growing regional monopoly and abuses, calling on Governor Hochul to implement a corporate accountability plan. The group then marched to the offices of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and spoke out against a proposed regional hub at Newark Airport, which is being negotiated without community involvement.

New York Labor Unions, Small Businesses, Community Organizations Form New Coalition, Call for Legislation to Combat Corporate Power in NY

For Immediate Release – November 10, 2021 Contact: Patrick Nevada, patrick@alignny.org, 646-866-9065 New York Labor Unions, Small Businesses, Community Organizations Form New Coalition, Call for Legislation to Combat Corporate Power in NY NEW YORK – Today, labor organizations, small business owners, and community organizations rallied outside an Amazon bookstore and offices to launch a new statewide coalition, New Yorkers for a Fair Economy (NYFE), which aims to hold powerful corporations like Amazon, Walmart, Facebook, Apple, and Google accountable for their abusive practices against workers, small businesses, and communities.…

As Cuomo Resigns, Kathy Hochul Must Lead to Protect Workers and Build a Green Economy

For Immediate Release: August 10, 2021 Media Contact: Patrick Nevada. patrick@alignny.org, 646.866.9065 As Cuomo Resigns, Kathy Hochul Must Lead to  Protect Workers and Build a Green Economy New York – Today, ALIGN, an influential advocacy group that brings together labor unions, community organizations, and environmental justice groups across New York, released a response to the resignation of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo: “The resignation of Governor Cuomo is what is best for the future of New York.…