Farmworkers in New York have about the same rights as they did in 1900. Supporting the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act (FFLPA) will help local farmworkers get the same rights all the rest of us enjoy.
Establish an 8 hour workday
Allow farmworkers an optional day of rest per week
Prohibit child farmworkers from being paid below a minimum wage
Give farmworkers the right to bargain collectively
Ensure that housing facilities meet basic standards under the Sanitary Code
Provide worker's comp to employees injured on the job
To learn more visit www.exceptfarmworkers.com
Why has it taken this long to get basic rights for farmworkers? How have we reasoned to think it is OK to specifically exclude farmworkers from the basic rights that all other industries enjoy?
While there are not many farmworkers in your constituency, I am hereby declaring my support of fair rights for New York farmworkers, and therefore compel you to do what is right, and support FFLPA.