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Progressive States Board Member Leads Charge to Protect 25,000 Workers

New York Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat, a member of Progressive States' board of directors, successfully passed a landmark bill protecting day care workers. Now, he's working alongside labor leaders, workers, and anti-poverty advocates to get Governor Pataki's signature on the bill and turn it into the law of New York State. Espaillat's bill is one of many across the country pursuing a unique strategy to improve working conditions for child care and home health care workers by extending union membership. If signed, it will offer protection for 25,000 workers in New York. Next week, we will be taking a closer look at strategies states can pursue for improving wages and working conditions in a time of compensation stagnation.