Governor Cuomo Unveils Agenda for First 100 Days – 2019 Justice Agenda: Protect Public Sector Unions: While the federal government is waging an all-out attack on the labor movement in both the public and private sector and seeks to undermine the right to organize and collective bargaining, Governor Cuomo believes that the labor movement is a force for social justice and the middle class. The Governor will expand the Janus protections to cover public sector labor unions at the local level and ensure workers have labor rights in the gig economy.
“New York is a union state, and we will not be intimidated by the federal government. The Janus decision is yet another attempt by the conservative anti-union movement to silence the working men and women throughout our country. We will continue to work together and fight for the rights of workers’ and their families.” – PEF President Wayne Spence.