Farmworkers sue New York for right to organize

By Ryan Deffenbaugh

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The New York Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the state of New York and Gov. Andrew Cuomo Tuesday challenging the exclusion of farmworkers from the right to organize. The suit yielded swift response from Cuomo, who released a statement hours later essentially agreeing with the NYCLU and stating his administration would not defend…

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Ryan Deffenbaugh covers energy, education, food and beverage and the Sound Shore for the Westchester County Business Journal. He previously worked for Westchester Magazine and The Citizen daily newspaper (Auburn, N.Y.). He started with the Westchester County Business Journal in March 2016.

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