farmworkers Cuomo signs farmworkers' rights bill By Karen DeWitt • Jul 18, 2019 Office of the Governor Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a farmworkers' rights bill into law Wednesday that will, for the first time, give the workers benefits that other employees get, including time off and overtime pay. Appellate Court: NY farmworkers have right to unionize By Associated Press • May 24, 2019 David Sommerstein / NCPR File Photo A mid-level appeals court has declared that farmworkers have the same right to unionize as all other workers in New York State. NY's dairy industry paying price for immigration policies, advocate says By Beth Adams • May 4, 2018 Current U.S. immigration policies pose an economic threat to New York's struggling dairy industry, according to the director of a farmworker program at Cornell University. Farmworkers suing New York State for more rights By Karen DeWitt • May 11, 2016 Karen DeWitt Advocates for farm workers are trying a new route to gain the right to form a union and be allowed benefits afforded to other laborers in New York. They are suing the state government. Listen Listening... / 3:15 WBFO Albany Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports.