The Justice for Farmworkers Campaign (JFW) was created as a statewide educational and legislative movement aimed at giving farmworkers the same rights that every other New York State worker receives. Early legislative campaign successes included the right to clean drinking water and sanitation facilities in the fields. and the right to the same minimum wage as other workers yet. On June 18th, 2019, the NYS legislature pass the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act.
With the recent passage of the bill, farmworkers will need support from one another and allies more than ever to implement these changes. We will continue to invite you to accompany farmworkers on the road ahead for labor equality. For more insight, read this American Bar Association article on the topic.
The ability to support oneself and one's family is not a privilege; it is a right. To learn more about the JFW campaign, the history of NYS farmworkers' struggles and how you can get involved, follow the links below or contact us. We would like to draw special attention to the Farmworker Testimonies in English and in Spanish that were shared by worker leaders in Albany in January, 2018.