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WJCNY’s Paola Betchart on North Country Public Radio

October 2nd, 2015

Oct. 2, 2015 Advocates for farm workers are praising new tougher federal rules to protect workers from being poisoned by pesticides. It’s the first time the regulations have been updated in more than 20 years. Farmers fear the new regulations will be too bureaucratic and costly to obey. Workers say they don’t go far enough. […]

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Migrant workers lose jobs after standing up for rights at Marks Farms in Lowville

September 5th, 2015

By TED BOOKER TIMES STAFF WRITER PUBLISHED: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2015 AT 12:30 AM UPDATED: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2015 AT 10:47 AM LOWVILLE — A migrant worker said he and another employee were fired at Marks Farms after standing up for their rights, claiming owners tried to create a fearful climate to silence workers. The […]

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Workers Claim Marks Farms Fired Them For Standing Up For Their Rights

September 5th, 2015

WWNY TV 7 Two workers claim they were fired by Marks Farms in Lewis County for doing nothing more than standing up for their rights. They were packing up and moving out Friday. The men claim they were fired after meeting with a group called the “Workers Center,” which advocates for farm worker rights. “The […]