Time’s running out, take action today!

Thank you for taking action to end wage theft!

Together, we can pressure Senate Leader Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Heastie to put the Securing Wages Earned Against Theft (SWEAT) bill the bill to a vote. The bill has enough votes to pass will help workers advocate to get back stolen tips, withheld wages, minimum wages, and uncompensated overtime.

Below are the numbers to call and scripts you can use when you make a call to Senate and Assembly leaders. Also included below that are ways to take action by sending an email.

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1. Call Senate Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins

Senate Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins

Albany Office: (518) 455-2715

NYC Office: (212) 298-5585

Hello! 

Is the office of Senate Leader Stewart-Cousins?

My name is ____ and I am calling to ask that you to put Senate Bill 2762, also known as the SWEAT bill, to a vote TODAY. Workers in New York lose an estimated $1 billion in stolen wages every year. This includes stolen tips, withheld wages, denied breaks, uncompensated overtime, and sub-minimum wages. Thousands of New York’s working families have been demanding a law like SWEAT for YEARS. States like Maryland and Wisconsin already have similar protections in the books, and Washington just passed a lien law last month. Can we count on you to put the SWEAT bill to a vote TODAY?

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2. Call Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie

Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie

Albany Office: (518) 455-3791

District Office: (718) 654-5836

Hello! 

Is the office of Assembly Speaker Heastie?

My name is ____ and I am calling to ask that you to put Assembly Bill A766, also known as the SWEAT bill, to a vote TODAY. Workers in New York lose an estimated $1 billion in stolen wages every year. This includes stolen tips, withheld wages, denied breaks, uncompensated overtime, and sub-minimum wages. Thousands of New York’s working families have been demanding a law like SWEAT for YEARS. States like Maryland and Wisconsin already have similar protections in the books, and Washington just passed a lien law last month. Can we count on you to put the SWEAT bill to a vote TODAY?

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3. Email Senate Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins

Senate Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins

scousins@nysenate.gov

Dear Senate Leader Stewart-Cousins,

My name is ____ and I am a resident of ___. I am writing to ask that you put Senate Bill 2762, also known as the Securing Wages Earned Against Theft (SWEAT) bill, to a vote immediately.

SWEAT is a monumental bill that has been designed to help workers combat rampant wage theft committed by employers, every day. Workers in New York lose an estimated $1 billion in stolen wages every year. This takes the form of stolen tips, withheld wages, denials of legally mandated breaks, sub-minimum wages, uncompensated overtime, and more. SWEAT would allow current and former employees to stop employers from hiding assets before a court judgment on a wage theft allegation is reached.

The 112-member strong SWEAT coalition and the thousands of workers whom they organize have been pushing for a legislative solution like SWEAT. States like Maryland, Wisconsin and Washington have already passed protections like this one. We can’t leave working families in New York behind.

Can we count on you to put the SWEAT bill to a vote TODAY?

Thank you for supporting NY workers!

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4. Email Speaker Carl E. Heastie

Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie

Speaker@nyassembly.gov

Dear Assembly Speaker Heastie,

My name is ____ and I am a resident of ___. I am writing to ask that you put Assembly Bill 766, also known as the Securing Wages Earned Against Theft (SWEAT) bill, to a vote immediately.

SWEAT is a monumental bill that has been designed to help workers combat rampant wage theft committed by employers, every day. Workers in New York lose an estimated $1 billion in stolen wages every year. This takes the form of stolen tips, withheld wages, denials of legally mandated breaks, sub-minimum wages, uncompensated overtime, and more. SWEAT would allow current and former employees to stop employers from hiding assets before a court judgment on a wage theft allegation is reached.

The 112-member strong SWEAT coalition and the thousands of workers whom they organize have been pushing for a legislative solution like SWEAT. States like Maryland, Wisconsin and Washington have already passed protections like this one. We can’t leave working families in New York behind.

Can we count on you to put the SWEAT bill to a vote TODAY?

Thank you for supporting NY workers!

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