Dear Suzannah,

Today I hosted a press conference with Assemblywoman Galef where together with local leaders we urged Governor Cuomo to sign legislation that would protect jobs for Indian Point workers. 

I introduced this legislation with the goal of requiring the decommissioning process to retain the current workforce instead of bringing in cheap, unskilled labor to dismantle the plant. With the uncertainties faced by the communities and workforce that rely on Indian Point, the least we can do is guarantee the union workers retain the jobs as long as possible. 

As the representative to the families that rely on these jobs, I believe it is my duty to do what is right by them. I hope Governor Cuomo agrees with me and signs this bill into law.


Pete Harckham