Albany, NY—In response to the Albany County Legislature’s vote on Local Law C, Ivette Alfonso, President of Citizen Action of New York, has issued the following statement:

“Our County Legislators were elected to protect the health and wellbeing of their constituents, not the profit margins of wealthy business interests. We are disappointed in the legislators who voted to deny working people the basic protection of paid sick days. This is an unfortunate setback for our community, and we expect voters will remember this vote when they head to the polls later this month.”