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ALIGN to Governor Hochul: With the Indoor Business Mask Mandate Lifted, Investing in NY HERO can Protect Workers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 9th, 2022 Contact: Patrick Nevada. 646-866-9065. patrick@alignny.org ALIGN to Governor Hochul: With the Indoor Business Mask Mandate Lifted,   Investing in NY HERO can Protect Workers The call for NY HERO investment is followed after the Department of Labor revealed it had received 53,000 Covid complaints throughout the pandemic. 

ALIGN to NY State Legislature: Protecting Workers from COVID-19 Must be Top Priority, Requires $50 Million Investment in NY HERO Act

  For Immediate Release: January 31, 2022 Media Contact: Lisa Thomas, lisa@alignny.org, (347) 415-6431   ALIGN to NY State Legislature: Protecting Workers from COVID-19 Must be Top Priority, Requires $50 Million Investment in NY HERO Act   NEW YORK – Today, advocacy group ALIGN testified to the New York State Legislature about the urgent need to fund the NY HERO Act, transformative legislation that provides workers with critical protections against COVID-19 and future airborne infectious diseases, and a voice in the workplace.…

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.