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by Press and Media | on Jun 17, 2019

Deal Reached for NY Farmworkers to Join a Union

After decades of organizing, farmworkers in New York appear to have won the right to join a union. This comes after a 12 hour deal between New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers just days...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 06, 2019

Farmwork: It's Too Hard for Americans to Do

Over the last decade, the agricultural industry has boomed in New York. Companies like Chobani have turned New York into the USA’s top producer of yogurt, sour cream, and cottage cheese. Plus,...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 10, 2017

H2A Visa Program: Legalized Slavery

In the wake of everything going on with Trump, immigration and building the wall, we often forget that these men and women are coming to the United States for better lives. Some come here to live,...

by Richard Iannuzzi | on May 13, 2016

The time is now: Full rights for farmworkers

Recent developments have shown some movement toward labor rights for farmworkers in New York State, but they fall far short of what farmworkers need to be treated fairly: equal treatment under New...