Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Today, utility workers and New York utility company representatives joined members of the NYS legislature to speak out at an Albany press conference about the violence encountered by utility workers during the course of performing their duty.
Utility workers have been advocating for several years to elevate an assault of utility worker from a second-degree misdemeanor to a class D felony. Utility workers, particularly those that are out in the field or participating in storm restoration, are highly susceptible to workplace violence. The legislation is necessary to act as deterrent to the violence that utility workers face in the course of performing their duties.