November 21, 2023

Union Strong: Gov. Hochul signs into law Section 80 protections for public workers

Source:  NYSUT Communications
section 80

Governor Kathy Hochul has signed A6856/S5487 into law, which amends section 80 of the civil service law.

This signing is an important step in extending equal protections to New York state public employees.

The signing of A6856/S5487:

  • protects the jobs of New York's public workers, regardless of classification;
  • ensures those who have dedicated years of their lives to their careers will not be the first laid off simply because they are the most expensive ;
  • makes sure that those who are laid off have the first opportunity to have their old jobs back
  • secures better working conditions for New York state public sector employees.

 For more information: Governor Hochul Signs Legislative Package to Strengthen Worker Rights in New York.