New York City and State are taking the threat of coronavirus very seriously.
Council Member Brad Lander will introduce new legislation today to expand New York City’s strict independent expenditure laws to include disclosure requirements for outside spending on ballot propositions. The proposed legislation would require entities making independent expenditures on behalf of ballot propositions to make the same disclosures as supporters of candidates.
NEW YORK, NY — Fast food workers, labor advocates, and community organizations rallied at City Hall Thursday ahead of a hearing on a package of legislation to protect fast food workers from being fired without just cause. New York City fast food workers are at frequent risk of being fired or having their hours reduced, without being given any reason or notice, forcing thousands of New York families to live in constant uncertainty and fear.
After a comprehensive review, new database will provide dramatically increased transparency and oversight, and improve project management to save time and money on City construction projects.
NEW YORK, NY — The City Council voted Tuesday to approve legislation sponsored by City Council Member Brad Lander, in partnership with the de Blasio Administration, to create a taskforce to implement a public, searchable capital projects database.
NEW YORK, NY — Safe streets advocates joined Speaker Corey Johnson, Council Member Brad Lander, DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, and elected officials to rally in support of legislation to curtail reckless driving ahead of NYC Council’s vote Tuesday. The Dangerous Vehicle Abatement Law will create a pilot program to send the owners of vehicles that regularly speed through red lights or rack up school speed camera tickets to a traffic safety course.
Council Member Brad Lander will introduce two pieces of legislation today: (1) a resolution calling on the NYC Department of Education to establish an inclusive school dress code policy, and (2) a bill to require detailed reporting on existing dress codes and enforcement demographics in NYC schools, which a new study by Girls for Gender Equity reveals to reflect pervasive sexism.
Reducing the criminalization of homelessness is a critical goal, but increased police harassment of homeless New Yorkers in the subway is not the solution. Homeless New Yorkers need increased access to services and housing, not increased surveillance and harassment.
New York — An amendment to NYC’s Human Rights Law went into effect today to clarify that all freelancers and independent contractors are protected from discrimination and harassment in the workplace. Local Law 172, passed by the New York City Council in September 2019, will enable freelancers and independent contractors to turn the NYC Human Rights Commission to address harassment and discrimination based on their gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, immigration status, or other protected identity.
USIC Workers Shine a Spotlight on Dangerous Conditions And Call for Codifying Fair Pay, Benefits, and Training for Utility Workers
New York, NY (December 16, 2019) – Underground safety workers testified Monday before the New York City Council Transportation Committee in favor of legislation to codify fair scheduling requirements and safety training for utility workers.
Data-driven decision-making has the power to totally transform how government allocates resources and serves people, for better or for worse.