Joint Legislative Public Hearings on
2014-2015 Executive Budget Proposal
Workforce Development
February 11, 2014
Hearing Room B


Peter Rivera
Commissioner, NYS Department of Labor

Jerry Boone
Commissioner, NYS Department of Civil Service

Michael N. Volforte
Interim Director, NYS Governor’s Office of Employee Relations

Fran Turner
Legislative and Political Action Director, CSEA

Susan Kent
President, PEF

Barbara Zaron
President, OMCE

Paul Moore
President, Retired Public Employees Association

Written Testimony
Brad Williams
Executive Director, NYS Independent Living Council (NYSILC)

Dammi Herath, PhD
Executive Director, Women’s Opportunity Center

Elizabeth M. Miller, PHR
Executive Director, Capital District Women’s Employment & Resource Center

Unnamed Testimony 1

Magdalena Barbosa
Supervising Employment Attorney, Make the Road New York

Unnamed Testimony 2

Thom Thacker
Director of Operations, Construction and General Building Laborer’s Local 79

Kajeem Hill
Organizer, Waste Material, Recycling & General Laborer’s Local 108

Lowell Barton
Vice President, Organizing Director of Laborer’s Local 1010

Stuart Appelbaum
President of the Retail, Wholesale & Department Store Union (RWDSU)

Ady Barkan
Staff Attorney, Center for Popular Democracy