January 17, 2018

NYSUT shows support for New York's farmworkers

Source:  NYSUT Communications
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Supporting farmworkers
Caption: NYSUT Exec. VP Emeritus Alan Lubin with NYSUT retirees from Yonkers FT, Rondout Valley FT and the NYSUT Civil & Human Rights Committee share a moment with Rev. Richard Witt, Exec. Dir. Of Rural Migrant Ministries during Farmworker Human Rights Hearing.
NYSUT leaders and activists showed solidarity and support for NY's migrant farmworkers at the Farmworker Fair Labor Human Rights Hearing held this week in Albany. Attendees heard how farmworkers continue to be taken advantage of by the unfair labor conditions. The hearing featured a panel of human rights observers who listened to the testimony of multiple courageous New York state farmworkers who described their day-to-day living and working conditions.  

The need to continue to advocate for farmworkers' rights was highlighted by an unfavorable decision by the Supreme Court in Albany today with regard to an attempt to overturn a New York state law that makes farmworkers the only workers in the state prohibited from organizing and collectively bargaining.
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