Farm Workers http://wamc.org en Advocates For NY Farmworkers Plan Rally In Albany http://wamc.org/post/advocates-ny-farmworkers-plan-rally-albany <p>Advocates for farmworkers in New York are planning a rally at the state Capitol.&nbsp;</p><p>People will gather this afternoon outside the Capitol to call for passage of legislation that would extend labor rights and protections for workers on New York farms.</p><p>Provisions of the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act would grant collective bargaining rights to farm laborers along with new rights to earn overtime pay.</p><p>Some farmers who oppose the bill say it would increase costs in an already financially perilous business.</p> Mon, 13 May 2013 09:35:36 +0000 Jaired Crofut 64495 at http://wamc.org Advocates For NY Farmworkers Plan Rally In Albany Immigration Reform Deal Includes Agricultural Provisions http://wamc.org/post/immigration-reform-deal-includes-agricultural-provisions <p></p><p></p><p>New York Senator Charles Schumer says the state’s agriculture sector will find it easier to secure a reliable labor force under the recently announced immigration reform deal. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 21:39:16 +0000 Pat Bradley 62606 at http://wamc.org Immigration Reform Deal Includes Agricultural Provisions