New York: Protest demands Gov. Cuomo support SWEAT bill, banning wage theft

Workers and community groups held a spirited rally in front of the office of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Jan. 30 to protest his veto of the Securing Wages Against Theft Bill. SWEAT legislation would give tools to workers and the New York State Department of Labor to stop bosses from transferring and hiding their assets to cheat workers out of the pay they owe them. (sweatnys.org)

Protesters demanded, “Wage Theft Commander-in-Chief” Cuomo — who has shown he would rather aid and abet criminal bosses who refuse to follow labor law than workers — should right his wrongs and support the reintroduced SWEAT bill, A9008/S7256. The rally was organized by members of the SWEAT Coalition, grassroots organizations, workers centers, legal service providers and advocates, who are fighting to ensure workers in New York state are able to recover the wages which employers owe them.

— Photo and report by Brenda Ryan

Brenda Ryan

Share
Published by
Brenda Ryan

Recent Posts

Arizona’s abortion ban: ‘Control and upholding white supremacy’

The following statement was made by Monica Simpson, Executive Director of SisterSong Women of Color…

April 15, 2024

Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on military action against Israel

The following statement no. 2 was issued by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on April…

April 15, 2024

No to U.S.-Israeli war on Iran!

Israel’s aggression against sovereign Iranian territory − its bombing of Iran’s Consulate in Damascus, Syria,…

April 15, 2024

On International Workers’ Day: Urgent appeal from the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions

The call below was issued in March by the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions.…

April 13, 2024

UNAC conference draws hundreds to oppose genocide in Gaza and a hybrid war against China – Focus on building unity in action

The United National Antiwar Coalition released the following news release on April 8 which has…

April 13, 2024