Queens lawmaker celebrates legislative success for two measures supported by labor unions


As he eyes a run for City Council speaker, Queens Councilman Francisco Moya scored points with key labor unions with the passage of a key piece of legislation just days after another of his bills was signed into law by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

On Oct. 7, the City Council approved Moya’s bill, Intro. 2006, establishing prevailing wage requirements for guards at city-contracted shelters. The measure requires all shelter operators that contract with the Department of Homeless Services to ensure all security and fire guards are paid no less than the prevailing wage and would empower the comptroller to monitor contracted shelter operators’ compliance and investigate violations and complaints.