News 10 ABC New York: Governor Cuomo announces measures to fight worker exploitation

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From News 10 ABC New York:

by Karla Ann Coté

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a number of new measures to fight worker exploitation Wednesday.

Among them include instituting the Task Force to Combat Worker Exploitation which will coordinate outreach and education with workers and employers, investigations, prosecutions, data collection and compliance efforts.

Additionally, the Governor has created an Anti-Retaliation Unit and a Mediation Unit within the State Department of Labor to eliminate retaliation against workers who assert their rights.

A new website ( has been launched to provide workers, employers and the public with information about the program and how they can combat worker exploitation.

Read the full article from News 10 ABC New York.