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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 of the 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


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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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