ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A mid-level appeals court has declared that farmworkers have the same right to unionize as all other workers in New York state.

The Appellate Division of state Supreme Court in Albany ruled Thursday that a carve-out in state labor law excluding farmworkers from collective bargaining rights is unconstitutional.

Another federal government agency has concerns about the financial dealings of Rochester area developer Robert Morgan.

On Wednesday, Morgan and three others were named in a 114-count indictment alleging mortgage fraud in New York and several other states.

Also this week, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed an emergency action accusing Morgan and two of his companies with fraud for allegedly siphoning and misusing investor funds.

There are more than 1.8 million people graduating from college this year in the U.S., and as they begin their careers and begin paying off student loans, they’ll need to know how to manage their finances.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd talks with CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger (@jillonmoney) about her financial advice for college graduates.

Gaby Gemetti thought she was failing. After having a second child, she struggled to be a good mom and also a good employee.

"I felt like I wasn't a good mother," she says. "I was waking up in the middle of the night thinking about, 'Oh, my presentation,' or just work in general."

So, even though Gemetti was moving up the management ranks at a top tech company in Silicon Valley, she gave up the job four years ago to stay home in Santa Clara, Calif. As hard as it was, Gemetti's decision was particularly driven by her son's needs, when he started requiring regular therapy.

In the latest WXXI Business Report, Randy Gorbman finds that there are efforts to get more businesses and nonprofit organizations to pay a livable wage, especially for people who come from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Plus, the latest employment numbers for the Rochester area show a modest gain in jobs, but it’s the continuation of a trend; and two local printing companies combine forces.

A new proposed federal law aims to stop robocalls cold.

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer is a co-signer of the bipartisan proposal known as the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence, or TRACED, Act. He said the legislation would empower the federal government to fine robocallers $10,000 per call.

In the latest Business Report, Randy Gorbman finds a new fitness business that's starting up with a focus towards people that have felt shunned by other gyms.

Kodak is re-introducing industrial x-ray flim, and Conduent is getting new leadership.

Eastman Kodak is reporting a net loss of $18 million for its first quarter. But that’s an improvement compared to the loss of $25 million a year ago.

Revenues for the first quarter of $291 million were lower than the $318 million of a year ago.

The company says it saw strong year-over-year growth in some key product lines including Kodak SONORA Process Free Plates.

T-Mobile and Sprint have announced that if their merger is approved, they will locate a Customer Experience Center in Henrietta which would employ about 1,300 people.

Last February, the companies announced that the Greater Rochester area would have one of five new T-Mobile Customer Experience Centers, and on Tuesday, the companies offered more specifics.

T-Mobile also released the findings of an independent economic analysis from the Center for Governmental Research in Rochester which show that the new facility would generate 500 to 600 jobs in addition to the 1,300.

Supporters hope that their efforts to change an 80-year-old law that excludes farmworkers from many of the protections afforded to other workers in New York, may finally meet with success in the all Democratic-led State Legislature. 


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