Statement on Civil Liberties Union Farm Workers Lawsuit

Suit seeks devastating impact on local jobs, farms

Albany, NY– The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU), along with other organizations, sued the state of New York yesterday regarding rights for farm workers.  

State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer has issued the following statement:

“The New York Civil Liberties Union is trying to push increased regulations on farm workers through the courts.  These burdensome regulations would force local farms to eliminate jobs and potentially go out of business.  Whether it is New York City politicians or the NYCLU, they have little to no understanding of the economic realities of the agriculture industry.  If the NYCLU wins this lawsuit, then it will have a devastating impact on our family farms and jobs in our rural communities.”