The SWEAT bill is at a critical juncture. Opposition is trying to stop the bill from coming to a vote because they know it will pass. The industry group the NYC Hospitality Alliance is saying workers lie about wage theft, and if SWEAT passes, workers will bring even more frivolous lawsuits. Workers are furious that Senate leadership is preventing SWEAT from coming to the floor for a vote based on one group’s willingness to the bidding of criminal bosses rather than law-abiding employers. See the Coalition’s response here.
There are only three days remaining in the legislative session! Please join us today, Tuesday, June 8, for a digital day of action. We are calling on all supporters to contact Senate Leader Stewart-Cousins’ and Assembly Speaker Heastie’s offices and demand that SWEAT be brought to a vote. We also ask that you share widely with their networks so we get this widest participation as possible across the state. Please post on social media and email your friends today using this toolkit!
Our message is simple: “The time to end wage theft is NOW. Call and email Senate Leader Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Heastie to demand they put the SWEAT bill to a vote NOW.” Sample call and email scripts are attached and will be available here.
Thank you for your participation, and let’s get to work! TOOLKIT FOR SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SgK04VEzUoAaPZnPP76NUO09r5VHdEmu5BXpgSzBAHY/edit