Seven workers’ organizations have compiled a database on wage theft during the pandemic totaling $130.5 million owed to workers. The preliminary data from just seven groups dwarfs the nearly $3 million Gov. Kathy Hochul boasted of the state having recovered for workers last year. A preliminary version of this data has been shared with City Limits.
The soon-to-be governor recently pledged to re-strengthen the state’s eviction moratorium after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key portion of the law, which expires at the end of this month.
“I spoke with Governor Cuomo yesterday and he pledged his full support for a smooth transition,” Hochul said Wednesday. “Regarding his decision to step down, I believe it is appropriate, and in the best interest of the state of New York.”
Cuomo, embroiled for the last few months in several high-profile scandals—including sexual misconduct accusations by nearly a dozen women—announced Tuesday that he was resigning from the state’s highest office, effective in two weeks.
“Mensajeros de confianza”: el plan de las organizaciones comunitarias para incrementar las tasas de vacunación en Nueva York
Si bien no hay un plan completamente definido por parte de las organizaciones que hacen parte de este esfuerzo, sí hay unas directrices para impulsar la vacunación en comunidades afectadas desproporcionadamente por la pandemia en Nueva York.
‘At Alliance and community health centers across New York, we use these savings to fund otherwise uncompensated care, ensuring that low-income New Yorkers have consistent access to life-saving medications and treatment adherence support.’
‘During the height of the pandemic, there was an 82 percent decline in Early Intervention referrals compared to prior years, meaning that an estimated 3,000-6,000 young children in New York City with potential disabilities were never even assessed.’