J1295

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 2019, as Workers' Awareness Month in the State of New York

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J1295



Senate Resolution No. 1295

BY: Senator SAVINO

MEMORIALIZING Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim
May 2019, as Workers' Awareness Month in the State
of New York

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize
official months set aside to increase awareness of serious matters that
affect the lives of citizens of New York State; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, it is the intent of this Legislative Body to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 2019, as Workers'
Awareness Month in the State of New York, in conjunction with the
observance of International Workers' Day; and

WHEREAS, Increasing employment has remained a top priority for New
York State; and

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body, representing the people of the great
Empire State, appreciates all workers, men and women, union and
non-union, farm workers, and workers in the private and public sectors,
who work every day to make New York more productive and fiscally
healthier and stronger; and

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body also remembers the Haymarket rally in
Chicago in 1886, generally considered significant as the origin of May
Day, observing workers' rightful demands for an eight-hour workday; and

WHEREAS, During this month, the strong union traditions in New York
State as well as the belief in hard work and work ethics for union and
non-union workers are proudly recognized and observed as are New York
workers' freedom to organize in unions and for collective bargaining;
and

WHEREAS, May 1st is recognized and celebrated across the world as
May Day; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 2019, as Workers'
Awareness Month in the State of New York; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of
New York.

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  • 26 / Apr / 2019
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE

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