George Gresham, President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East:

April 7, 2022

“This budget makes significant investments to protect the wellbeing of New Yorkers, notably a meaningful pay raise for frontline homecare workers and increased funding for safety net hospitals. These priorities are necessary to strengthening a healthcare system and caregiver workforce that has been stretched to its limit in recent years. We applaud and congratulate Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins and Governor Hochul for their leadership in passing a budget that directly challenges New York’s health inequities by investing in care for our state’s most vulnerable people.”