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How Farmworkers Are Organizing to Close the Wage Gap

Sara Herschander Capital & Main
Agricultural workers in New York just formed the state’s first farmworker union, but a new law guaranteeing overtime protections and organizing rights for the first time has been delayed.

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First Farmworker Union Forms in New York State

Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio The Counter
Farmworkers fought for years to have the legal power to unionize in New York State. Finally, in 2019, the state passed the Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act, which gave agricultural and farm workers the right to collectively bargain.

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Paying Symbolic Tribute to César Chávez Isn’t Enough

Armando Ibarra The Progressive
Chávez and the UFW exposed a paradox that still affects most farmworkers. No matter how hard they work, most will never achieve the so-called American Dream as they are bound to a system of agricultural production that thrives on labor exploitation.

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A Feral Calico Cat

Joe Cottonwood Live Encounters
Poet Joe Cottonwood writes about " an underground railroad/of farmworkers" along the coast of California, a sad story with a good ending.
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