Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Progress for Domestic Workers!

Dear Readers,

Just wanted to point you towards this news article.

Domestic Workers’ Rights

Apparently New York State is about to pass a bill that provides domestic workers (i.e. nannies, cleaners, etc) with some basic regulation and rights. I think this is phenomenal--just like their efforts at regulating farm help.

One of the great challenges of managing this industry is that these workers are practically invisible--in people's homes, usually foreigners, often live-in, and usually subject to many very different kinds of treatment.

It's an industry also extremely vulnerable to human trafficking, exploitation and abuse.

I hope to see more movement on this--do you have any updates?


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