"This Friday (tomorrow), June 7, Kerry Kennedy, daughter of Robert F. Kennedy and president of the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights, will be visiting Buffalo to rally for the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act alongside Senator Tim Kennedy.
The rally will be held at 11 a.m. at the Massachusetts Avenue Project, specifically their Growing Green Urban Farm located at 389 Massachusetts Ave. in Buffalo. We’re asking everyone to arrive early at 10:45 a.m.
Senator Kennedy is cosponsoring the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act (S.1743/A.1792) because it aims to ensure farm-workers gain the basic labor rights that have always been enjoyed by nearly every other worker in the state. It will mean fairness for workers who have long been denied it.
Will you join us and help push for this positive social change? Will you rally with us and help ensure all New Yorkers have basic labor protections like a day of rest and a fair day’s wage?"
About the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act
Farm-workers work just as hard – if not harder – than those employed in other fields. They deserve fair treatment and the labor protections that have long been provided to other New Yorkers, such as a day of rest, overtime pay, disability insurance, unemployment benefits and collective bargaining – all of which have been denied to farmworkers for decades.
The Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act will extend those basic tenants of fairness to those individuals and families who toil every day to tend to and harvest the healthy foods that end up on our dinner tables and in our children’s lunches.
Most family farms treat their workers well. They know their workers and their families, and they treat them with great fairness. This bill aims to protect those workers who do not yet work under those positive and fair working conditions.
California has provided farm-workers with labor rights for four decades, and over those years, their agriculture industry has thrived and prospered. It’s time New York State ensures fairness for all workers.
Posted on Thu, June 6, 2013
by Lonnie Barlow filed under