Watch members of Domestic Workers United, Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees, and Taxi Workers’ Alliance share their stories and speaking their truth to power.
 Ai-Jen Poo, Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and Patricia Francois, DWU member, are interviewed following the signing of the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights by Governor Paterson.
August 31, 2010 Paterson Signs Landmark Bill of Rights for Domestic Workers Bobby Cuza Click Here to Watch Video Domestic workers in New York are now guaranteed more rights than anywhere in the nation. Governor David Paterson signed the Domestic Workers' Rights bill into law Tuesday morning. It guarantees overtime pay, a minimum of one day off every seven days, three days of paid leave per year, and protections against sexual harassment and racial discrimination. The bill also mandates that a feasibility study be done to see if there is a possibility of these workers unionizing. The law covers the…
31/8/10 Paterson firma nueva ley de protección para empleadas domésticas Jonathan Inoa Visite El Vídeo Original Finalmente las empleadas domésticas de Nueva York podrán tener mejores condiciones laborales. Una ley promulgada por el el gobernador Paterson les otorga derechos que van desde el pago de horas extras hasta compensación por días libres. Jonathan Inoa tiene los detalles. Durante 8 años, Carmen La Torre se ha desempeñado como trabajadora doméstica, trabajando largas horas y sin ningún tipo de garantías y beneficios. "Muchas de estas personas abusan con 14, 15, 18 horas diarias, a veces sin dar comida, o pagar un salario…
July 2, 2010 Here in New York, state lawmakers have given final approval to a measure establishing a landmark set of working standards for housekeepers, nannies and other domestic workers. The bill requires overtime pay after a forty-hour workweek, at least one day off per week, and at least three days off with full pay per year. New York Governor David Paterson says he’ll sign the bill into the law. Cue video to 9:39  
July 1, 2010 06:14 PM / NY1 News Before heading out for the holiday the state Legislature passed a domestic workers' bill of rights today. Advocates say this is the first piece of legislation in U.S. history to recognize domestic workers. They say the bill would guarantee basic rights and protections for nannies, housekeepers and caregivers who have been excluded from labor laws. "We're just saying that they'd be granted the same dignity and rights that all other workers in the State of New York and beyond have -- one day of rest after working a full week," said Manhattan…
GRITtv's Laura Flanders interviews Priscilla González, the director of Domestic Workers United on the role of her organization, domestic workers, racial justice, and the USSF 2010.
The BBC's Laura Trevelyan reports from Manhattan on the potential impact of a proposed bill of rights for the estimated 200,000 nannies, housekeepers and care workers in New York state who are currently exempt from most US employment laws. Originally posted Here
On November 4th 2009, on the steps of City Hall, members of Domestic Workers United, City Officials, Union Leaders, Clergy, and Allied Organizations held a press conference urging New York State Legislators to pass the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, which would grant domestic workers basic rights already granted to other workers.
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