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Victor Post Article Sheds Light on Growing Dangers in NY’s Dairy Industry, References WJCNY’s Efforts

June 25th, 2014

Danger on the farm: Ontario County-area farmers, experts explore hazards of agriculture As the dairy industry grows in New York, so does awareness of farm hazards — slippery floors, animal behavior, heavy equipment, grain storage and more. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 34 deaths from dairy farm accidents took place in New [...]


WJCNY Staff Member Gives Talk On Farm Worker Conditions in Hudson Valley

June 16th, 2014

CATSKILL — Talking justice Catskill’s Magpie Bookshop hosted a talk Saturday afternoon on Hudson Valley farmworker living and working conditions, given by, seated, left, Worker Justice Center of NY outreach worker Leanne Tory-Murphy, and right, “Labor and Locavore” author Margaret Gray.

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Successful Dairy Worker Tour Leverages Key OSHA Victories, Highlights NY’s Worker Exploitation Crisis Amidst Greek Yogurt Boon

June 12th, 2014

For Immediate Release: Date: May 21, 2014 Contact: Rebecca Fuentes, Organizer, Workers Center of Central NY: (315) 657-6799 Carly Fox, Organizer, Worker Justice Center of NY: (585) 500-9409 NYS Dairy Farmworkers Secure Key Victories in Health and Safety Enforcement in NYS Congressman Richard Hannah’s attempt to let unsafe workplaces off the hook by asking OSHA [...]