May 16, 2016

Republicans to Gov. Cuomo: Don't Let NY Farmworkers Unionize

 |  By: Associated Press

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's decision not to defend a state law prohibiting farmworkers from unionizing could devastate New York's agricultural industry, Republican lawmakers said Friday.

While the New York Constitution guarantees workers the right to unionize, state statute excludes the New York's 60,000 agricultural workers. Earlier this week Cuomo announced that his administration would not seek to defend that law in the face of a legal challenge by the New York Civil Liberties Union.