Joint Legislative Budget Hearing - Workforce Dev./Labor
March 1, 2023
2:00 p.m.
Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, Albany


Roberta Reardon
Commissioner, New York Department of Labor

Timothy Hogues
Commissioner for the Department of Civil Service and President of the Civil Service Commission

Michael N. Volforte
Director, New York State Governor’s Office of Employee Relations

Edward Farrell
Executive Director, Retired Public Employees Association (RPEA)

Barbara Zaron
President, Organization of NYS Management Confidential Employees (OMCE)

Joshua Terry
Legislative Director, Civil Service Employee Association, Local 1000, AFSCME

Wayne Spence
President, New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF)

James A. Parrott
Director, Economic and Fiscal Policies, Center for New York City Affairs at the New School

Paul Sonn
State Policy Program Director, National Employment Law Project (NELP)

Hugh Baran
Attorney, Kakalec Law Firm, for EmPIRE Worker Protection Act

Angeles Solis
Lead Organizer, Make the Road New York

Lucas Sanchez
Co-Executive Director, New York Communities for Change

Tal Frieden
Campaign Coordinator, ALIGN

Bonnie Landi
President, NYS YouthBuild Coalition

Na’ilah Amaru
Convenor, Human Services Council (HSC)

Adam Flint
Convenor, New York state Climate Education and Green Energy Careers

Written Testimony
A Better Balance

Action for Health and State Care Network

Center for Popular Democracy

Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM)

Legal Aid Society

Mason Tenders District Council PAC

National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)

NYS Youthbuild Coalition

Office of the NY City Comptroller Brad Lander


The Education Trust-New York

Workers Center of Central New York