Yonkers City Council Sends Letter to Governor Cuomo Requesting Secured Benefits for Government Employees


Yonkers Councilwoman  Diaz, Council  President Khader & Councilwoman Williams ask Governor Cuomo to Secure Benefits for all Government Employees who fall ill and pass due to COVID-19

On Monday, Yonkers City Councilwoman Tasha Diaz (District 3), Council President Mike Khader, and Councilwoman Shanae Williams (District 1) have sent a letter to Governor Cuomo asking that he secure benefits for government employees who may fall ill or pass from COVID-19.

In the letter (see below) Governor Cuomo is being asked to take all necessary steps to provide death and disability benefits to public workers who were exposed to and passed from the Coronavirus during the course of their work. This is not limited to first responders.

Letter to Cuomo by BLACK WESTCHESTER MAGAZINE on Scribd

“This is the first step in protecting our first responders and essential workers,” said  Councilwoman  Tasha  Diaz. “They put themselves on the front lines every day.”

“Our first responders and essential workers who continue to work and put their lives on the line deserve to know that they and their families will be taken care of should the worst occur,” said City Council President Mike Khader. “I urge Governor Cuomo to heed our call to secure benefits for our essential workers and hope that this small step shows how grateful we are for their selflessness.”

“As the coronavirus continues to spread, we must think about how to prepare for the worst,” said Councilwoman Shanae Williams. “Every day, first responders and essential workers are at risk of getting infected and should they pass away as a result, their loved ones should not be burdened with medical bills or funeral expenses. They are our heroes, and we have to take care of them as best we can.”​

AJ Woodson
AJ Woodson
AJ Woodson is the Editor-In-Chief and co-owner of Black Westchester, Host & Producer of the People Before Politics Radio Show, An Author, Journalism Fellow (Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism), Rap Artist - one third of the legendary underground rap group JVC FORCE known for the single Strong Island, Radio Personality, Hip-Hop Historian, Documentarian, Activist, Criminal Justice Advocate and Freelance Journalist whose byline has appeared in several print publications and online sites including The Source, Vibe, the Village Voice, Upscale, Sonicnet.com, Launch.com, Rolling Out Newspaper, Daily Challenge Newspaper, Spiritual Minded Magazine, Word Up! Magazine, On The Go Magazine and several others.

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