NY Senate passes domestic worker 'bill of rights'
By Daniel Massey
The state Senate passed a bill Tuesday night seeking to provide New York's 200,000 domestic workers with overtime pay, vacation and sick days and the right to a weekly day of rest.
The Domestic Workers Bill of Rights—which stalled last year due to the Senate coup—passed by a vote of 33 to 28, with Senator Frank Padavan, of Queens, casting the lone Republican vote. It now must be reconciled with a less comprehensive bill approved by the Assembly last year.