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New York. The Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act (S 6578) gives farm workers the right to organize into unions without employer interference and requires overtime pay after 60 hours of work a week beginning January 1, 2020. A provision of the state Employment Relations Act excluding farm workers from union protections was ruled unconstitutional by a state appellate court May 23, 2019.
S 6578 includes a no-strike provision and card check, meaning that a union can be recognized as the bargaining representative for workers without a secret ballot election. S 6578 also gives union organizers the right to enter farms to talk to workers about their union rights.