A coalition called Grow NY Farms is working to get the New York State wage board to keep the 60-hour overtime in place for farmworkers.
The groups involved include New York Farm Bureau, New York State Vegetable Growers Association, Northeast Dairy Producers Association, Inc., New York Apple Association, and Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance.
The coalition worries that by bringing the threshold back to 40 hours, farmworkers will suffer job loss and the agriculture businesses in the state would suffer.
The hours have already been scaled back to 60 from 80.
The agriculture business makes up $6 billion dollars for the state’s economy.
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