Queens entered Phase Three of the state’s economic reopening plan Monday, with New Yorkers once again entering salons, tattoo parlors, tennis courts and dog runs.
Workers in several sectors have demanded even more precautions to protect their health and the health of customers, including legislation enforcing the state guidelines.
Transit, healthcare, construction and retail workers will gather in Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights Tuesday for a press conference to call for state legislation to protect workers from a new wave of COVID-19.
Labor organizers chose Jackson Heights because of its high immigrant populations. Immigrants in and around Jackson Heights, particularly people of color, experienced among the highest rates of COVID-19 in the world.
Participating groups include the ALIGN: The Alliance for Greater New York, the New York State Nurses Association, Teamsters Joint Council 16, National Day Laborer Organizing Network and Food Chain Workers Alliance.
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