Post Tagged with: "farmworkers"

Workers harvesting grapes in a local vineyard in 2017. (File photo by Peter Blasl via RiverheadLOCAL)

State Court: Farmworkers Have Right to Unionize

Labor, New York May 24, 2019 at 4:35 pm

An appeals court ruled that excluding farmworkers from state law giving employees the right to organize is unconstitutional, reports RiverheadLOCAL.

José Chapa, coordinator for the Justice for Farmworkers campaign, and Salvadoran Juan Zúñiga, a field worker in East Hampton, Long Island. (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

Long Island Hispanic Farmworkers Demand Labor Rights

Labor, Latino, Long Island March 22, 2019 at 5:28 pm

Feeling neglected by New York lawmakers, Long Island Hispanic farmworkers demand fair working conditions and labor rights, Noticia Long Island reports.

Farm in North Fork, Long Island (Photo by Long Island Business News, Creative Commons license)

Opinion: Advocating for Farmers on LI

Immigration, Long Island, Opinion September 28, 2018 at 11:13 am

An editorial in Riverhead News-Review writes that immigration reform “must keep our farmers in mind” as the industry relies more on immigrant labor than any other in the area.

Immigration lawyer Christopher Worth speaking at a Riverhead session for Salvadorans with TPS (Photo by Kelly Zegers via Riverhead News-Review)

Advising North Fork Salvadorans

Central American, Economy, Labor, Long Island January 30, 2018 at 5:20 pm

An immigration session was held on Long Island for Salvadorans with TPS, some of whom make up the large number of farmworkers in the area and whose departure could leave a sizable economic impact, reports Riverhead News-Review.

Members of the council, local workers and their families gathered Saturday for a tour of the facilities and a discussion of the programs and activities planned at the new center, followed by a Thanksgiving meal. Photo: Denise Civiletti via RiverheadLOCAL

A ‘CASA’ for LI Farm Workers

Labor, Long Island, Social Services November 27, 2017 at 3:59 pm

The new Center of Alliance, Solidarity and Accompaniment in Riverhead aims to empower members of the large farm worker population on the East End of Long Island, reports RiverheadLOCAL.

Guatemala-born José Ventura, who works at a farm in New York, is asking Albany to approve a benefits law. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

Farmworkers Urge Albany to Pass Fair Labor Act

Labor, Latino, New York March 31, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Farmworkers and elected leaders protested in Albany asking for an initiative that would create labor protections for some 80,000 workers employed on farms, mostly Hispanics, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, who joined the march, on the steps of the New York City Council. (Photo via El Diario)

Marching for Farmworker Justice in NYC

Labor, Latino, New York May 24, 2016 at 1:39 pm

New York farm workers protesting their abusive work conditions in a statewide march took to the city’s streets and were joined by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

María tells her story as part of a Rural & Migrant Ministry project. (Photo via La Voz)

‘If I Had Papers, I Would Like to Work in a Daycare’

Labor, Mexican, New York May 14, 2015 at 5:29 pm

Mexican-born María works on a farm in the Finger Lakes region but she would rather be around children than apple trees. Her interview, which is part of a project that collects the stories of farmworkers, is published in La Voz.

Antonio with Mexican activist Elvira Arellano during a presentation at Bard College. (Photo via La Voz)

‘We are Essential to This Nation’

Immigration, Metro Area, Mexican March 4, 2015 at 1:24 pm

A farmworker, and father, chronicles his arduous day on the job in the Hudson Valley, as part of a project from the Rural & Migrant Ministry nonprofit to collect stories from farmworkers in New York state. La Voz publishes his story.

Farm Hands Disconnected from Immigration Reform

Farm Hands Disconnected from Immigration Reform

Mexican and Central American workers in upstate New York, know little about immigration reform and whether it could help them, finds El Diario-La Prensa. Being on a farm, they have scant contact with the outside world and just want to earn a living.