Take action to help make the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights the law in New York.Today: Write Your New York State Representatives
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I endorse the Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights because domestic workers are entitled to a healthy and safe workplace, dignity and respect, and protection from exploitation and abuse. Protecting domestic workers ensures healthy workers and quality of life in the homes and families they care for, and for domestic workers’ own families.
There are over 200,000 domestic workers (nannies, elderly companions, housekeepers) in New York. The vast majority are immigrant women of color.
Without the work of domestic workers the economy would grind to a halt. Domestic workers support their families and enable many sectors of professionals to work and have leisure time. Yet, domestic workers are among the most vulnerable workforces, suffering egregious abuses. Domestic workers remain excluded—by law—from almost all labor protections. The Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights would provide recognition as a real workforce and a set of basic protections based on the unique conditions facing domestic workers working in the private home. The bill includes health care, basic benefits and protections, and an end to the previous exclusions from the law.
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