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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.…

Nurses, Essential Workers Push COVID Safety Bill Amid Second Wave

“We need this HERO Act to pass because without it, you can’t call us heroes. You may as well just call us suckers, because we have to go into work, because if we don’t, we won’t eat,” said Robert Williams, a chef who worked at an assisted-living facility in Queens throughout the height of the coronavirus pandemic.…