Photo Gallery: Secretary Solis Tours Hurricane Damage in Staten Island, NY
(November 29, 2012)
- Secretary Solis made her second trip to areas affected by Hurricane Sandy, a storm that shook communities all along the east coast on Oct. 29, 2012.
- Solis took in the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy in Staten Island.
- Gustavo Mercado, executive director of El Centro Del Immigrante, led Secretary Solis, Jordan Barab, deputy assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health, and Roberta Gassman, deputy assistant secretary of labor for employment and training, through neighborhoods ravaged by the storm.
- Solis toured a home being repaired by day laborers from El Centro Del Immigrante.
- The Labor Department's National Emergency Grant funded cleanup of public areas affected by the storm.
- Solis met with workers assisting in the cleanup funded through a grant from the department.
- Solis and cleanup workers on Staten Island.
- Cleanup workers funded through the Labor Department's National Emergency Grant clean up Midland Beach.
- A roundtable was held at El Centro Del Immigrante to discuss day laborers' role in cleanup and recovery, and the importance of worker safety through those efforts.
- Jordan Barab, deputy assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health, explains OSHA's role in the storm's aftermath.
- Consul General of Mexico in New York Carlos Sada was on hand to lend support to workers assisting in cleanup work.
- Peter Rivera, New York commissioner of labor, spoke to the group about the state's role in cleanup and recovery.
- Ford Foundation President Luis Ubiņas speaks about his foundation's commitment to aiding the recovery effort.
- Solis pledged departmental support to assist workers affected by the storm.