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New York. The New York Civil Liberties Union in May 2016 sued the state to have an 80-year-old prohibition on farm worker organizing declared unconstitutional under the state's constitution. The worker bringing the suit says he was fired after meeting with union organizers.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a statement: "I agree with the NYCLU that the exclusion of farm workers from the labor relations act is inconsistent with our constitutional principles, and my administration will not be defending the act in court." The Farm Bureau opposes the suit. Farmers successfully blocked the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act, which would have given New York farm workers collective bargaining rights and overtime pay. The FFLPA passed the Assembly several times but was blocked in the Senate.