Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson Named Chair of the Assembly Committee on Labor

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson has been named Chair of the Assembly Labor Committee by Speaker Carl Heastie.

“I am honored to be appointed Labor Chair and thank Speaker Heastie for this opportunity. I am a labor guy, through and through, since the earliest days of my law career, and my commitment to defending workers has only grown stronger,” said Assemblymember Bronson. “I look forward to working with my colleagues to meet the challenges of the upcoming legislative session with a continued promise to advocate for policies that ensure equal and inclusive employment opportunities for all workers and to provide greater protections and benefits to the hardworking people of New York. I will work collaboratively with my brothers, sisters and friends in labor to continue New York’s proud labor traditions.”

Assemblymember Harry Bronson is the first Upstate/Finger Lakes legislator to serve as Labor Chair since 2010. Prior to being elected to the Assembly, Assemblymember Bronson was a labor and employment attorney, and he looks forward to applying that experience to his position as Chair of Labor where the emphasis will be on good paying jobs, benefits and worker protections for organized labor and all workers.

“As we ramp up our new legislative session, I’m happy to announce that Assemblymember Harry Bronson will be stepping into the role of chair of the Labor Committee. His experience working in labor and employment law and his time serving on the committee here in the Assembly will be an asset to us as well as to workers across the state,” Speaker Heastie said. “I look forward to continuing to work together with him and with our Assembly Majority colleagues to put New York families first.”

Assemblymember Bronson most recently served as Chair of the Assembly’s Committee on Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry. As chair he promoted policies that focused on workforce development through the Office of Strategic Workforce Development and Empire State Development and took steps to move us closer to a more equitable and inclusive economy.