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Nail Salon Workers Making History

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Nail salon workers fight for safer workplaces, higher pay, full set of changes | USA TODAY

May 31, 2022: After New York passed sweeping reforms to the nail salon industry, workers are asking for improved working conditions, including better pay, treatment and ventilation.


Ramos and Gonzalez-Rojas Hold Rally Calling for Workplace Protections for Nail Salon Workers | Sunnyside Post

May 27, 2022: Nail salon workers from across New York State held a livestreamed rally in Albany Tuesday in support of the Nail Salon Minimum Standards Act.


Coaliciones de NY "sacan sus uñas" para que Asamblea Estatal apruebe este año ley de protección a manicuristas y pedicuristas | El Diario

May 26, 2022: Un anteproyecto presentado por la senadora colombiana, Jessica Ramos plantea la creación de un consejo para mejorar las condiciones de miles de trabajadores de uñas




Sponsors: Nail Salon Minimum Standards Council Act (S8166/A9398)


  • Jessica Ramos (Prime Sponsor)
  • Alessandra Biaggi
  • Cordell Cleare
  • Leroy Comrie
  • Michael Gianaris
  • Brad Hoylman
  • Shelley Mayer
  • Zellnor Myrie
  • Gustavo Rivera
  • Julia Salazar
  • Luis R. Sepúlveda
  • Kevin Thomas


  • Harry Bronson (Prime Sponsor)
  • Sarah Clark
  • Inez E. Dickens
  • Jeffrey Dinowitz
  • Emily Gallagher
  • Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas
  • Richard Gottfried
  • Andrew Hevesi
  • Zohran Mamdani
  • Yuh-Line Niou
  • Karines Reyes
  • Linda Rosenthal



  • Rebecca Seawright
  • Jo Anne Simon
  • Phara Souffrant Forrest
  • Phil Steck


Nail Salon Minimum Standards Council Act (S8166/A9398)
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All Hands In: Creating Just and Sustainable Nail Salons in NY
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Unvarnished: Precarity and Poor Working Conditions for Nail Salon Workers in New York State, Cornell University, ILR School, The Worker Institute, 2022
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