Monday, May 21, 2012

To Support the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act in New York

No Farmworkers, No Food!

This summer, New Yorkers will flock to farmers markets and roadside stands for strawberries, sweet corn, snap peas and other fresh produce.
They'll buy milk, yogurt and cheeses produced by the state's dairy farms. They'll purchase fresh beef, pork and lamb raised on New York farms.
All this good food arrives on our tables via the state's farmworkers, who pick the produce, milk the cows and feed the livestock. They perform grueling and often dangerous work, yet they are denied basic labor protections like overtime pay, the right to collectively bargain for fair wages, and the ability to take a day off each week.
Help us end this injustice: Urge Governor Cuomo and your state legislators to pass the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act - legislation that will extend basic labor rights and protections to the state's farmworkers.
Farmworkers form the backbone of our state's $3.6 billion agricultural industry. They work long hours but often live well below the poverty level. Often undocumented, they are particularly vulnerable to exploitation.
This is a matter of justice and fairness. Farmworkers deserve the same rights and protections that other workers take for granted. The Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act will provide them the rights to overtime pay; to workers' compensation and disability pay if hurt on the job; to start a union; and to a day off each week if they choose.
Support the folks who put food on your table. Call on the governor and state legislators to enact the Farmworkers Fair Labor Standards Act. | | P: 212-607-3300
125 Broad Street, New York, New York, 10004

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