To give you a flavor of the support Fair Share has, here's an excerpt from Legislator Michael Kaplowitz's press release:
“It is time to shift the cost of healthcare from the taxpayer to the shareholder,” said Kaplowitz. “Corporate giants such as Wal-Mart should realize that providing healthcare for their employees is simply the cost of doing business.”The WFP's Westchester-Putnam chapter chair, Pat Welsh, testified at the hearing, as did the WFP staff policy director, J.W. Mason.
County Legislator Thomas J. Abinanti (D-I-WF, Greenburgh), former chair of the County Board’s Health Committee and currently a member of both the Committees on Budget & Appropriations and Family, Health & Human Services, stated that “it should be the responsibility of these big businesses, not the taxpaying public, to bare the cost of health benefits for these workers.”
We're following this closely and expect a vote on the reso soon.