In honor of Cesar Chavez Day, an afternoon of spirit, song and social justice in support of New York's 80,000 farmworkers who remain excluded from the basic labor protections entitled to all other workers.
The event will feature New York's own Latin Grammy winning recording artists Flor de Toloache!
Since 1938, because of a necessary compromise made by Franklin Roosevelt to get segregationist legislators in the South to support his New Deal, agricultural and domestic workers, primarily Black workers at the time, were explicitly excluded from federal labor law and the state versions modeled after it. Eighty years later, the only thing that has changed in that our farmworkers are primarily Latinx men and women today.
The Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act would correct this unjust and immoral exclusion by providing all farmworkers the basic rights to:
one day of rest per workweek
workers’ compensation for on-the-job injuries – regardless of farm size
regular health and safety inspections for all farmworker housing
collective bargaining - so workers can discuss and advocate for better work conditions
SPEAK UP AND TAKE ACTION FOR THE HARDWORKING MEN AND WOMEN WHO HARVEST THE FOOD WE PUT ON OUR TABLES EVERY DAY!!