Farmworkers at a Long Island vineyard are the first to organize under a 2019 state law that granted farm and agricultural workers collective bargaining rights.

Twelve employees of Pindar Vineyards, in Peconic, will be represented by Local 338 of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union/United Food and Commercial Workers union, North Country Public Radio reported.

"My coworkers at Pindar and I joined Local 338 because we want dignity and respect. Our work should be valued and only by receiving equal treatment and things like sick days and paid time off to spend with our loved ones will it be," Rodolfo M., one of the workers, was quoted as saying by Patch.

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