A Group Of New York Gop Senators Favor More Hearings For The Farm Labor Bill

04.11.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Last month, state Senators Jessica Ramos and Jen Metzger announced there would be hearings on the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act in just three of New York's 62 counties.

11 Republican senators want to give more upstate farmers a voice.

The farm bill would grant farm laborers a day off each week...and overtime pay if they work more than eight hours a day or 40 hours a week.

For now, the first of the public hearings is set for April 25 at SUNY Morrisville.