Archive for September, 2010

Domestic Workers Celebrate Victory in New York

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–Domestic Workers Celebrate Victory in New York, Bill Ends a Legacy of Discrimination: Bay Area Nannies, Housecleaners and Caregivers Hope California will be next

San Francisco, CA–On Tuesday, August 31st, Housekeepers, nannies and caregivers celebrated the historic Domestic Workers Bill of Rights (A.1470B/S.2311E) bill signing in New York. This landmark legislation, the first of its kind in the nation, guarantees privately-employed nannies, housekeepers, and elderly caregivers in New York benefits such as paid leave, overtime and protection from discrimination (see NYTimes article here). Bay Area domestic workers support the New York bill and advocate for similar legislation in California. (more…)

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