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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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Labor Unions Band Together to Tackle NY’s High Hospital Prices

Caroline Lewis The Gothamist
The group is pushing legislation that would give health plans — including those managed by labor unions — more leverage to haggle over the price of health care and eliminate certain anti-competitive practices.

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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.

Socialists, Now You’re Elected: How Will We Work Together?

Stephanie Luce interviews Sumathy Kumar Organizing Upgrade
How can electeds use their positions to bring marginalized communities into decision-making; to support our allies after the election? Sumathy Kumar, one of two co-chairs of the New York City DSA, talks with Stephanie Luce about what DSA has learned
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