Labor

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
New York’s public pensions are well-funded, for now at least.
COVID-19 has brought the debate over whether gig workers should be classified as employees to the forefront.
The council wants to extend sick leave to gig workers and have the state Legislature classify them as employees.
Medical workers at Richmond University Medical Center on April 20th.
Officials are calling for bonuses for front-line workers, but nobody agrees on who that is.
MTA workers disinfecting touch points
Labor unions are determined to make sure employers don’t forget essential workers’ sacrifices.
RWDSU President Stu Appelbaum
RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum talks about the challenges his members face as they perform essential work.
A food delivery worker seen on the subway during the coronavirus outbreak on March 25th.
They’re on the front lines of the pandemic, but they’ll have to wait for labor protections.
State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi.
Biaggi also wants health insurance for airport workers and an expansion of absentee balloting.
Gig workers do not have the flexibility to take sick days or work from home.
Some companies are announcing steps to protect gig economy workers vulnerable to the coronavirus.
Disruption due to the coronavirus could bring gig workers' classification to the forefront.
Despite concern about gig workers’ risk of exposure, the gig economy debate remains in limbo in Albany.
Governor Cuomo and state Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins at the Coronavirus legislation signing on March 3rd.
Cuomo expands his proposal in response to the public health threat.
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