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Cuomo nominates Peter Rivera for Labor Commissioner
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Cuomo nominates Peter Rivera for Labor Commissioner

March 26, 2012 | 11:31 AM

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Saturday that he has nominated Assemblyman Peter M. Rivera, D-Bronx, to replace Colleen C. Gardner as Department of Labor commissioner.

"During the last 15 months, Gov. Cuomo has turned New York state government into a national model for effectiveness and efficiency," Rivera said. "His reform plan will create much needed jobs for New Yorkers and I look forward to working with him and the team at the Department of Labor as we continue to build a New New York."

Cuomo said, "Assemblyman Rivera has the knowledge and experience to take the department to the next level."

Rivera serves on the Assembly Agriculture Committee. He is a co-sponsor of a bill, S.1862/A.1652, primarily sponsored by Sen. Adriano Espaillat, D-Manhattan, and Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, D-Ridgewood, that would require employers to provide a day off, minimum wage, overtime pay, collective bargaining abilities and an eight-hour workday to farm laborers. The bill has been referred to the Assembly Labor Committee.

The Senate must confirm Rivera's nomination for him to serve as commissioner. Regardless of the Senate's decision, Rivera will serve as an assemblyman until the end of the 2012 legislative session.

Gardner has served as commissioner since former Gov. David Paterson appointed her to the position.

ANTHONY MANCINI


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