Labor

We must always stand with workers and their labor unions. That’s why I’m fighting to:

  • Establish New York workers’ right to strike. We must overturn the the anti-worker Section 210 of the Taylor Law that bars public unions from striking against their employers by amending the New York State Constitution.
  • End wage theft. The Securing Wages Earned Against Theft (SWEAT) Act will allow workers facing wage theft to recover the earnings they’re owed.
  • Protect warehouse workers. The Warehouse Worker Injury Reduction Act would protect workers at companies like Amazon from worksite injuries.

Compare to Didi Barrett’s record:

During her decade in office, Barrett has sided with corporations over workers and their labor unions by:

  • Consistently siding with Big Agriculture in opposing the lowering of the sixty-hour overtime threshold for farmworkers.
  • Refusing to support the union-endorsed Raise the Wage Act, which would raise the minimum wage to $21.25 by 2026.
  • Repeatedly refusing to support Fair Pay for Home Care legislation to increase wages for homecare workers.
  • Voting with Republicans against a bill to guarantee workers’ compensation for the death of a worker due to an opioid overdose, provided they were prescribed opioids to treat a workplace injury.