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By Arlene M. Roberts It's a balmy afternoon. I'm sitting in the sun, enjoying the sound of water nearby and dusting off the sand between my toes. As I close my eyes and listen to the voices around me, I try to convince myself I'm on some Caribbean paradise. But alas, no such luck! I am on the island of Manhattan. The sand between my toes is from the toddlers' sandbox nearby, the sound of water emanates from a wading pool, and the only hint of tropical paradise are the Caribbean nannies taking care of their charges. To view the…
This was supposed to be a breakthrough year for the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. The legislation had languished in the Assembly since 2004, but finally found Sen. Diane Savino (D-Staten Island/Brooklyn) to sponsor it after the Democratic takeover in the upper chamber in January. View the full article Here »
Requires Quicktime 7.0 — click here to download The Brian Lehrer Show: Hosts Keith Wright (D-70th), sponsor in the New York State Assembly of the “Domestic Workers Bill of Rights; joined by Ai-Jen Poo, lead organizer with Domestic Workers United, working nanny Barbara Young, and Donna Schneiderman, co-chair of Jews for Racial & Economic Justice's "Shalom Bayit" campaign at DWU, to talk about the bill’s provisions and its chances in the Senate.
Just three days ago Ai-Jen Poo, the lead organizer for Domestic Workers United, was very optimistic that the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights was about to be approved in Albany. To read the full article Click here »
Nannies, housekeepers and caregivers rally at New York's state capitol for a bill of rights. Originally posted View here
Senator Diane Savino stands in support of the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Click here
Amid massive layoffs, domestic workers and advocates across the country are looking to New York to become the first state to extend legal protections for health insurance, overtime, severance and cost-of-living salary adjustments. Originally posted Click here »
Requires Quicktime 7.0 — click here to download Most of us expect certain things with a job: minimum wage, paid sick leave, vacation time, workplace laws... But nannies, maids and babysitters have no such guarantees. Some are trying to change that. Alisa Roth reports. Originally posted here
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