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ALIGN Congratulates Staten Island Amazon Workers on Historic Union Victory

New York (April 1, 2022) – Maritza Silva-Farrell, Executive Director of ALIGN, released the following statement in response to Staten Island Amazon workers’ historic union victory today: “We congratulate the Amazon Labor Union on their momentous win today on Staten Island, where Black-led organizing made JFK8 the first union Amazon facility in the nation.…

Unions, Enviro Groups, Electeds call on Mayor, City Council to Advance Plan to Retrofit Public Schools with Green Infrastructure

For Immediate Release: March 24, 2022 Contact: Rendy Desamours, rendy.desamours@berlinrosen.com UNIONS, ENVIRO GROUPS, ELECTEDS CALL ON MAYOR, CITY COUNCIL TO ADVANCE PLAN TO RETROFIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS WITH GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE SCHOOLS EDUCATING BLACK, LATINO KIDS ARE IN MOST URGENT NEED OF REPAIRS PLAN TO SUPPORT CARBON-FREE, HEALTHY SCHOOLS WILL SUPPORT THOUSANDS OF UNION JOBS IN COMMUNITIES WHERE STUDENTS LIVE, LEARN SCHOOL UPGRADES WOULD CUT EMISSIONS, SAVE TAXPAYER MONEY, IMPROVE STUDENT HEALTH, ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE New York, NY -A powerful coalition of union workers, parents, and environmental activists stood alongside elected officials and students on the steps of City Hall on Thursday to call for the City Council and Mayor to fund the Carbon Free and Healthy Schools (CFHS) initiative in this year’s City Fiscal Year 2023 budget.…

Essential Workers, Labor Unions Respond to Rollback of  NY HERO Worker Protections

For Immediate Release: March 18, 2022 Media Contact: Lisa Thomas, lisa@alignny.org, (347) 415-6431   Essential Workers, Labor Unions Respond to Rollback of NY HERO Worker Protections New York Essential Workers Coalition calls for DOL enforcement funding NEW YORK – Today, Governor Hochul’s Department of Health failed to designate COVID-19 as a continued risk to public health, which rolled back worker protections required of the NY HERO Act across the state.…

Labor Unions, Safety Experts Applaud Worker Protection Extension Following Indoor Mask Mandate Rollback

For Immediate Release: February 15, 2022 Media Contact: Lisa Thomas, lisa@alignny.org, (347) 415-6431   Labor Unions, Safety Experts Applaud Worker Protection Extension Following Indoor Mask Mandate Rollback NEW YORK – Today, Governor Hochul’s Department of Health extended the NY HERO Act, designating COVID-19 as a continued risk to public health and ensuring that worker protections remain in place following the rollback of indoor mask mandates.…