Tomorrow (Tuesday August 31) at 11AM, New York Governor Patterson will sign into law the first-ever piece of legislation to uphold Domestic Workers' rights in this country. After 75 years of exclusion from labor laws and a 6-year legislative campaign to secure basic protections in New York State, domestic workers—nannies, housekeepers and elderly caregivers—have triumphed!
By Bankole Thompson, IPS News
Posted on July 1, 2010, Printed on July 8, 2010
DETROIT, Jun 24, 2010 (IPS) - The U.S. labour movement needs to be reorganised from the bottom up to include domestic workers, day labourers, restaurant workers, taxi drivers, farm workers, incarcerated workers, guest workers and those in the "right to work" states.