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NY Senate Candidate Rich David Joins on Calls to Reject Farmworker OT Threshold


Senator George Borrello, the ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and Senate District 52 Candidate Rich David joined farm owners Scott Glezen of Glezen Farms and Lester Price at Price Farm in Whitney Point to call on Governor Kathy Hochul and State Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon to reject the farmworker wage board recommendation to lower the overtime threshold for farmworkers from 60 hours to 40 hours.

They’re calling to maintain the current rules applied to overtime as the entire agriculture industry is waiting for the final decision from Governor Hochul and Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon if they will accept the Wage Board’s January recommendation to lower the threshold to 40 hours a week over the next decade.

“The agriculture economy plays such a critical role in our Upstate communities. That’s why it’s so important to create an atmosphere where these businesses can be successful while overcoming the market forces that have put so many family farms and larger operations in jeopardy.” said Rich David, Candidate for the 52nd Senate District.

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