On July 23rd, SWEAT once again passed the Senate, with two-thirds in support. When Governor Cuomo heartlessly vetoed the SWEAT bill in January, he promised to address the problem of wage theft. He has failed to do so. With workers facing severe economic difficulties and with wage theft on the rise, it is more important […]
We are deeply frustrated by the Governor’s decision to veto Securing Wages Earned Against Theft (SWEAT), a bill that would have helped low income New York workers recover wages owed to them by their employers. We strongly disagree with the reasons articulated in the veto message, but we will continue to work with the Governor […]
Governor Cuomo has until December 31 to sign or veto the SWEAT bill. Make sure he hears from you! Call Governor Cuomo at (518) 474-8390. Send him at message here. Tell him you urge him to sign A486/S2844 into law and stop the wage theft epidemic.
By Michael Gartland A small army of waiters, deliverymen and busboys who worked at a Mott Street dim sum joint sued their boss earlier this year for cheating them out of wages — and they won. But collecting on the $943,000 that Joy Luck Palace was ordered to pay them in September has been harder […]
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The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo Governor of New York State New York State Capitol Building Albany, NY 12247 Re: Sign the SWEAT (Securing Wages Earned Against Theft) Bill (A.486/S.2844) Now! Dear Governor Cuomo, We, the undersigned organizations, write to urge the signing of the SWEAT bill (A.486/S.2844). We are unions, worker centers, legal services […]
Help get the SWEAT bill signed into law. Call Governor Cuomo and let him know you support the bill! Urge him to sign A486/S2844 into law immediately! (518) 474-8390
Workers, advocates and the Department of Labor are close to having the necessary tools to fight wage theft, which is costing NYS workers $1 billion each year. We just need Governor Cuomo to sign the bill into law now! Our statewide coalition came together to strengthen our laws so enforcement of labor laws is possible […]
At least 10 states permit workers to put a lien on an employer’s property in connection with a wage claim. By Chris Fuchs After waiting nearly a decade, Jin Ming Cao still hasn’t seen his money. Cao, a 36-year-old former waiter in Manhattan, had joined some of his co-workers in 2008 to sue their employer, a […]
Media Release: SWEAT Coalition Applauds the Passing of the SWEAT ACT, A486/S2844 in NYS Legislature; Urge Governor Cuomo to Sign the Critical Act to Stop Wage Theft
***Media Release*** For immediate Release: June 18, 2019 Contact:Sarah Ahn, Flushing Workers Center – 646-409-8056Kristin Brown, Empire Justice Center – 518-852-5766 Statewide Coalition of Workers Rights Organizations, Legal Services, Labor Unions, and many impacted New Yorkers Applaud the Passing of the SWEAT ACT, A486/S2844 in the State Legislature; Urge Governor Cuomo to Sign the Critical […]