ALBANY — In the lull between the state’s March budget talks and the flurry of deal-making at the end of session in June, eight former legislative staffers are pressing the Legislature to hold more public hearings on workplace sexual misconduct.
The Sexual Harassment Working Group, made up of seven women and one man who say their complaints of sexual harassment on the job were mishandled, has since last year been lobbying state government to have an open conversation on the topic.
In February, the Legislature held a day-long public hearing on sexual harassment, the first Albany had seen since 1992. The working group is calling for at least two more events: one in New York City and another in Albany.
“Even though the Feb. 13 hearing was 11 hours, many workers, government agencies, and others did not have a chance to testify and provide crucial input to craft legislation,” the group said in a statement.
The working group will hold a Manhattan press conference on the steps of City Hall on Wednesday with state Sens. Alessandra Biaggi and Julia Salazar and Assembly members Aravella Simotas, Dan Quart and Yuh-Line Niou, as well as several City Council members.
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