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Neither farmworkers, nor their employers are claiming victory after passage of legislation at the state capitol that includes some labor protections that most other workers enjoy. 


Karen DeWitt / WXXI News

Supporters hope that their efforts to change an 80-year-old law that excludes farm workers from many of the protections afforded to other workers in New York, may finally meet with success in the all Democratic-led state legislature.


Karen DeWitt / WXXI News

Democrats in the State Assembly say they plan to move ahead with a bill to grant drivers licenses to undocumented immigrants in New York. But the Assembly Speaker says he wants to educate people about the benefits of the measure first. 


Scott Willis / WAER News

Farmworkers in Central New York and across the state are hoping to get Governor Cuomo’s attention when he opens the state fair on Wednesday.  Rebecca Fuentes is with the Workers Center of CNY.

"We know we're going to have this huge celebration of agriculture at the New York State Fair.   we'll all go to see the dairy pavilion, the apples, everything New York offers.  Let's remember who is behind that labor."