Chair: Jose Alvarado

Committee Members
: James Maisano; Richard Wishnie

: Diana Toledo

The Committee on Labor focuses on issues that affect the working people of Westchester County, paying special attention to fostering good relations among unions, labor organizations, government and the public. The Committee will evaluate and analyze proposed labor legislation to determine if the government policy underlying the legislation is fair to workers. In addition to reviewing and evaluating labor policies, the Committee will alert fellow County Legislators and reach out to citizens on labor issues of concern and recommend additions to the state and federal legislative packages.

Other Committee functions and activities include:

  • Working with organized labor to help spread awareness to workers of legislative social programs that would benefit their members;
  • Meeting annually with leaders of Westchester/Putnam AFL-CIO Central Labor Body and component unions;
  • Reviewing labor issues in State government and supporting policies favored by the committee and the Board of Legislators;
  • Reviewing proposed County labor contracts jointly with the Committee on Budget and Appropriations;
  • Touring work sites where labor concerns may be at hand.
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