Organized labor has played a major role in communities of color ensuring individuals not only have safe working conditions but also have good-paying jobs and benefits needed to provide for their families. As your next City Councilman, Jason will:
- Protect the labor force against layoffs already being proposed by the MTA if federal relief is not provided.
- Advocate for stricter penalties for employers who pay unlawfully low wages to their workers and violate worker protection laws.
- Ensure safety protocols are in place and that all workers have the personal protective equipment (PPE) needed to do their jobs safely.
- Fight for stricter penalties for businesses that exploit employees’ immigration status to force them to accept substandard wages and work in unsafe working conditions.
Here’s What Jason Has Already Done When It Comes to Protecting Workers’ Rights:
- As an Assistant Attorney General in the Office of NYS Attorney General Letitia James, Jason initiated enforcement proceedings against companies forcing non-essential workers to continue going to work during the pandemic. He also sent cease and desist letters to companies forcing essential workers to work in unsafe working conditions.
- Jason also successfully sued and put out of business a sham employment agency that was exploiting unemployed workers here in Jamaica, Queens. The company would purport to help residents with finding a job and obtaining Occupational Safety Health Administration (“OSHA”) work-place safety training, but it was all a scam.
- During his term as President of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association, the MBBA helped raise $10,000 to feed essential workers during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. All the food donated came from Black-owned businesses in our communities.