We are organizing with dairy farmworkers to fight injustices like wage theft and hazardous working conditions. Dairy Farmworker leaders are hosting worker rights talks and OSHA (Occupational Health and Safety) trainings and encouraging other workers to become members of the Workers’ Center of CNY to build worker power. New York state is a leading producer of milk in the nation and number one producer of Greek Yogurt but workers whose labor made this possible have to endure long hour shifts, no days off and dangerous conditions. We are talking to workers who have been injured, didn’t get all of their wages paid or have to live in substandard housing. We will be sharing some of our victories and encourage you to join the movement as an ally or volunteer. There is so much to do but we are making a difference together. MILK COWS NOT WORKERS!
Check out our letter published in the Syracuse Post Standard in response to an article about Byrne Dairy success in New York:
On Monday November 4, we attended the Syracuse Regional OSHA staff meeting to speak up for workplace safety at NY dairy farms.
No More Injures, No More Fatalities!
Health and Safety in the Workplace:
It’s our Right!
Held on August 26, 2013 “Dairy Day” at the New York State Fair