White Plains, NY —  The Westchester County Board of Legislators is re-launching the Labor Subcommittee of its Budget and Appropriations Committee.

The reconstituted subcommittee will be co-chaired by Leg. David Tubiolo (D - Yonkers, Mount Vernon) and Leg. Ruth Walter (D - Yonkers, Bronxville).

Legislator Catherine Borgia (D - Cortlandt, Croton on Hudson, Ossining, Briarcliff Manor, Peekskill), chair of the Budget & Appropriations Committee said, "In years past, the Labor Subcommittee served as a valuable channel for dialogue between legislators and labor. It is a way for overarching issues to be discussed, beyond the specific matters that will continue to be taken up by the Board's Labor & Housing Committee. It is a wonderful opportunity for legislators to understand the concerns of labor not only locally but across New York State as we emerge from the pandemic."

Leg. Tubiolo said, "Communication and information are crucial keys to good policy decision making. While our dialog with labor has always continued, re-establishing this Subcommittee will allow us to be proactive in responding to and working with labor for the benefit of the working people of Westchester. I'd like to thank Legislator Borgia and Chairman Ben Boykin for this opportunity."

Leg. Walter said, "I’m honored to be chosen to serve as co-chair of the newly reinstated Labor Subcommittee of the Budget & Appropriations Committee under Chair Borgia. We know that the economy has suffered as much as our health during COVID, and as we begin to rebuild, we are committed to hearing more from our partners in labor what our shared future will look like."

Thomas Carey, president, Westchester/Putnam Central Labor Body AFL-CIO, said, "I want to thank Legislator Borgia for re-starting this Subcommittee and Legislators Tubiolo and Walter for taking on the task of chairing it.  Having a regular dialogue gives us an opportunity to keep our legislators up to date on issues and concern on the horizon for labor, but it also allows us to stay abreast of the issues facing our elected officials. When we better understand each other's ongoing concerns, we can more effectively move forward together for the working people of Westchester as we rebuild our local economy post-COVID."