Working people who have carried us through this health crisis, often at their own peril, must not be victimized a second time by being denied workers’ compensation.

Today the 2.5 million member New York State AFL‐CIO announced endorsements in primary races for Congress, the New York State Senate and Assembly and for the Congressional Special Election in Western New York.

Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of the State of New York
Executive Chamber The Capitol
Albany, NY 12224 

Dear Governor Cuomo: 

Protection of workers, customers, clients, patients, and the environment is quite simply a matter of life and death right now. But unfortunately, powerful business interests are seizing on this crisis as an opportunity to call upon the state to grant expansive liability protections. 

The federal government has passed four rounds of COVID-19 emergency relief for essential workers as well as those whose lives and livelihoods have been impacted, but much more is required.  

Text CARES2 to 877877 to take action! We will connect you with your member of Congress. 

On this Workers Memorial Day, we remember and pay tribute to all those who have lost their lives on the job due to COVID-19, and those who have been injured or made sick from other preventable workplace tragedies.

This year is even more heart wrenching as we pause to try to come to terms with the alarming number of our brothers and sisters we have lost due to this health crisis and even worse, knowing that it’s not over.