Are You Paid for Every Hour Worked?

California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights and Time We have been discussing the California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights (CDWBR). Click here to learn about why some people support the bill and some don’t. Click here to see the pros and cons of paid sick days for nannies. The CDWBR proclaims that workers have the […]

Nannies Must Read!

The Forgotten Population: Domestic Workers in Our Homes Shmuly Yanklowitz wrote this wonderful article for Some of the article is below. Click here to read the entire article. Ever stop to ask the salary of the woman washing dishes on Shabbat in your neighbor’s home, or the gentleman mowing your friend’s lawn about […]

Do You Have Paid Sick Days?

Have Your Employers Paid for Medical Expenses When Hurt on the Job? Yesterday we started discussing the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights (CDWBR). This bill guarantees equal right to a safe and healthy workplace. Domestic workers are currently excluded from protection under California’s Occupational Safety & Health Act (CAL-OSHA). The CDWBR would extend CAL-OSHA protection […]

Have Your Workers Rights Ever Been Violated?

Whether You Love it or Hate it, You Must Develop an Opinion About it! The CA Domestic Workers Bill of RightsThe California Assembly approved the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights (CDWBR). Whether you will ultimately support it, or hate it, my goal is to make you learn about it and develop an opinion about it. […]

Do You Think Nannies Should Unionize?

Tough road to domestic workers’ union, report says The Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights prompted the report, which shows that including domestic workers under the State Employment Relations Act “is a critical first step in the organizing process.” By Daniel Massey The Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights that Gov. David Paterson signed earlier this year […]

"Today We Correct an Historic Injustice"

Paterson Signs Domestic Workers Bill of Rights! Governor David A. Paterson today signed into law a landmark bill to grant workplace protections to domestic workers, the first such law to be enacted in the nation. Domestic workers had been excluded from many of the rights granted to other employees by legislation enacted in the past. […]

History in the Making for Domestic Workers!

Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Becomes Law Today Domestic Worker’s United asks domestic workers to join them at the historic signing of the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights into law at the new Harriet Tubman Memorial Plaza, a traffic triangle, at the intersection of Frederick Douglass Boulevard (formerly Eighth Avenue) at St. Nicholas Avenue and […]

How to Join in Historic Ceremony as Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Becomes Law

Domestic Workers Bill of Rights to Become Law Tuesday, August 31st at 11AM New York Governor Paterson will be signing the New York Domestic Workers Bill of Rights into law this coming Tuesday, August 31st at 11am. Join domestic workers and supporters for the historic ceremony at the new Harriet Tubman Memorial Plaza, a traffic […]

Communicating Power and Hope to Domestic Workers

View this beautiful video about La Colectiva’s awesome “Communicating Power and Hope” campaign. This campaign embodies the essence of working woman. The importance of using non-toxic cleaning chemicals and the importance of lobbying for a Domestic Worker’s Bill of Rights. Que vivan las mujeres!

Would the NY Nanny Law Help You? What are Your Termination Rights?

Have You Been Let-Go Without 14-Days Notice? Last week the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights was passed in NY and is awaiting NY Governor Paterson to sign it into law. The legislation requires that domestic employees receive a 14-day termination notice. If the employer fails to give adequate termination notice, the employee can receive back […]