Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Friday, February 20, 2009

News from Rural & Migrant Ministry

Legislative Update

Senator Onorato, the newly named Chair of the Senate Labor Committee, will introduce the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act (FFLPA) in the new legislative session. Senator Breslin of Albany will be co-prime sponsor, and Senators Savino and Addabbo have also agreed to cosponsor this important equal rights legislation. In the Assembly, the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act has moved through the labor and codes committees, and has been referred to the final committee through it must pass, ways and means.

This year looks to be promising for farmworker rights legislation, but your elected officials need to hear from you to encourage them make it happen! For more information, contact Jordan Wells at

Help Wanted

The Justice for Farmworkers campaign needs an online venue, i.e. website, where folks can visit to learn more about and connect with our work. We are seeking a volunteer with website skills to work with the Justice for Farmworkers campaign in developing this important tool. If you are interested please call us at 845-485-8627 or e-mail Jordan at