The United Farm Workers (UFW) has found the beginnings of a new success in organizing farm workers in New York. After years of plummeting membership, there are the beginnings of a turn-around. 500 farmworkers at five farms have now been unionized.  Most of the workers are from Jamaica or Mexico and work seasonally, and have been enduring harsh conditions while working. The four-year-old New York law – the Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act – has finally made the unionizations possible, said Teresa Romero, UFW president.

Read the full story by Steven Greenhouse for The Guardian, published July 6, 2023, here:


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