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DO 15 - Legis. Gregory - PR

Posted on: September 18, 2019

Presiding Officer Gregory Honored for His Commitment to Supporting Workers' Rights

Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory is presented the “Political Leader Award” by Roger Clayman, board

WYANDANCH, NY – Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory was recently recognized by Long Island Jobs with Justice with the “Political Leader Award” for his commitment to supporting workers’ rights.

"It is our honor at Long Island Jobs with Justice to present an award of deep thanks to Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory for all he has done to advocate and secure protections for working people in Suffolk County,” said Anita Halasz, Executive Director of Long Island Jobs with Justice. “Presiding Officer Gregory has stood by his commitments to those he represents and serves, and has done so with transparency, accessibility and a humble desire to see that justice is done."

Long Island Jobs with Justice is a coalition of labor unions, community organizations, congregations and faith-based organizations, and students committed to protecting the rights of working people and supporting community struggles to build a more just society locally and globally.

Each year, Long Island Jobs with Justice honors those focused on fighting for living wage jobs, supporting organizing, and demanding corporate accountability in their communities. In addition to Presiding Officer Gregory, this year’s honorees, who were recognized at a dinner held at Captain Bill’s in Bay Shore on Sept. 10, included trade unions, faith-based organizations, and advocacy groups.

“I am deeply honored to be recognized with the Political Leader Award and I congratulate the other honorees for their efforts on behalf of the working men and women of Suffolk County. As the son of working-class parents – my mother was a nurse, my father an auto worker – I understood early on the importance of hard work and commitment. I also recognized the need for being treated fairly, earning a living wage, and feeling respected by those in leadership positions,” said Presiding Officer Gregory. “For some, having the tools for success can be difficult without the resources that come from organizations like Long Island Jobs with Justice. We are lucky to have advocates such as them working for our community.”


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