New York Senate to Hold Hearing on Farmworker Labor Rights

April 25, 2019 10:45 AM
 
The Democrat-led New York state Senate is holding the first of three hearings dedicated to proposals to expand the labor rights of farmworkers.

The Democrat-led New York state Senate is holding the first of three hearings dedicated to proposals to expand the labor rights of farmworkers.

Under current law, agricultural workers aren’t allowed to unionize to demand better wages or conditions. Legislation known as the Farmworker Fair Labor Practice Act would change that and extend disability and worker compensation benefits to farmworkers too.

Farm workers say it’s unfair that they’re not given the same rights as other workers. But many farm owners argue the legislation could prompt higher wages and strikes.

The first of three hearings on the bill is scheduled for Thursday in Morrisville in central New York. A second hearing on Friday will take place on Long Island, with a final hearing on May 2 in Sullivan County in the Catskills.

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Mike
Western Kentucky, KY
4/25/2019 05:03 PM
 

  I have said it before and i will say it again , unions + democrats + mob + afl - cio = one big pile of S#!T !!!! Good luck with that !

 
 
Jackie Schmidts
Lake Placid, NY
4/26/2019 10:04 AM
 

  New York State Farmers better wake up, this legislation will be a killer for your farm and business. No more future generations to take over when you are done. Just wait until you have to sit at a bargaining table while your crops need to be planted, harvested or when the cows need milking. Or how about when you have to pay overtime after 40 hours! Write, visit, call, heck park your tractor in front of your legislative rep. offices, get their attention to oppose this legislation, or else! Senate 2837 and Assembly Bill 2750

 
 

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