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All working men and women should take pause to celebrate Labor Day. And now, there is one class of workers, left behind for a century, that can finally join the celebration.I’m talking about farmworkers who just last month won basic labor rights, including the right to organize a union, a mandatory day of rest and the right to overtime pay.

Tens of thousands of lives will improve immediately and future generations of farmworkers will also benefit for years to come as a result of the recently signed Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act.

Albany - Today is the culmination of a decades-long fight centered upon one simple premise: that farmworkers deserve fairness, equality and justice.

Today, justice was finally served.

We will never forget all of the farmworkers who have come forward through the years, many times at great risk to their livelihoods. They had the courage of their convictions to speak up for themselves and for others, to fight for what they believe in.