Demand Fair Labor Rights for Farmworkers

Farmworkers are the backbone of New York's massive, multi-billion dollar agricultural industry. 

But farmworkers, who often come to the United States to save their families from crippling poverty in their countries of origin, make on average wages that are well below the poverty level. They do extremely dangerous work. Their fatality rate is 20 times that of the average worker in New York.

Farmworkers find themselves in this precarious position largely because, in New York, they are excluded from the workplace protections afforded to nearly all other workers, including a day of rest, overtime pay, disability insurance and the right to organize without retaliation.

TAKE ACTION: Tell lawmakers to pass the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act to make sure farmworkers have the same labor rights as every other hardworking New Yorker.

Message Recipients:

Andrew M. Cuomo (D-NY), Governor
Your State Upper Chamber Representatives
Your State Lower Chamber Representatives
Carl E. Heastie, Speaker,  New York State Assembly
John J. Flanagan, Majority Leader, New York State Senate 

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Demand Fair Labor Rights for Farmworkers

Farmworkers are the backbone of New York's massive, multi-billion dollar agricultural industry.

But farmworkers, who often come to the United States to save their families from crippling poverty in their countries of origin, make on average wages that are well below the poverty level. They do extremely dangerous work. Their fatality rate is 20 times that of the average worker in New York.

Farmworkers find themselves in this precarious position largely because, in New York, they are excluded from the workplace protections afforded to nearly all other workers, including a day of rest, overtime pay, disability insurance and the right to organize without retaliation.

The Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act A.1223 (Nolan) / S.2721 (Alcantara) would end this discrimination once and for all.

I’m writing to demand that you support this important legislation that will help make sure farmworkers have the same labor rights as every other hardworking New Yorker.

Sincerely,

[First Name] [Last Name]
[Your Address]

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