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State Farmworkers Gets Pay-Bargaining Power

Posted 6/24/19

In the waning hours of the legislative session, New York State lawmakers approved the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act. The landmark measure ends decades of their exclusion from basic labor protections extended to other American workers 80 years ago as part of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal. 

The legislation, which Governor Cuomo said he was looking forward to signing, was the result of intense negotiations involving the Assembly, the Senate and the Governor's office.

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