We have long described the need for this law. His view: "The farmworkers bill is not just a great achievement in terms of the effect on the human condition. It's also a milestone in the crusade for social justice. It truly is a moment for reflection and celebration.
"First, as a practical matter, 100,000 farmworkers will have better lives. Their families will have better lives. They will finally have the same protections that other workers have had for 80 years. Unemployment and disability insurance, workers' compensation, overtime pay, paid family leave -- the best policy in
"It was a long, hard, complicated crusade to bring justice to the downtrodden and the powerless. It is a lesson that the fight for justice is not easy or popular or fast. But that makes it even more important and vital."
He lauded reformers who pushed over the decades, from
Cuomo also included us, citing many of our editorials, "
There's no time for a victory lap. The new rights must be exercised.
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