About: Our very first chapter! After supporting the passage of the New York Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights in 2010, we’ve focused on bringing “high road” employer practices into every home. We’ve fought alongside seniors and immigrants and have created “sanctuary neighborhoods” based in relationships of mutual support around the five boroughs. In the NY Caring Majority campaign, we’re laying out a vision for a future we can all look forward to. Email us to participate at our next meeting!
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Resources for NY:
Find a Worker In Your State:
- Hempstead: Unity Housecleaners Cooperative, (516) 565-5377
- Brooklyn: for nannies: Hopewell in Brooklyn; for house cleaners: www.hopewellcare.coop; Si Se Puede! [email protected]
- Manhattan: For house cleaners Apple Eco-Cleaning or (718)633-4823
- Staten Island: Las Mujeres de Santa Maria
Best Practices and Laws:
New York Domestic Workers Bill of Rights:
In December 2010, New York State made history by passing the very first Domestic Worker Bill of Rights in the United States. Read about the Bill of Rights here –
- NY Department of Labor resources about the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights
- NY Department of Labor Facts for Employers about the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights
- Fact sheet from A Better Balance on the Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights
- Rights Begin At Home – Published by Domestic Workers United & NELP
- Senator Liz Krueger’s Guide to Employing Domestic Workers
New York Earned Sick Time Act
- Fact sheet from A Better Balance on the New York City Earned Sick Time Act
- Fact sheet from A Better Balance in New York City on Domestic Workers and Paid Sick Days
Resources & Research:
About the New York domestic work industry: Home Is Where the Work Is: Inside New York’s Domestic Work Industry, by Domestic Workers United & Data Center, Download Executive Summary, Download Full Report
Health insurance resources: Healthy NY is subsidized by the state of New York. An individual must have an annual income under $27,074 and a family must have an income under $55,000 to be eligible. There are many coverage options that range in cost from approximately $250/month for an individual without prescription benefits to $1,600/month for a family with prescription benefits. You should discuss with your employee what percentage of the premium cost you are covering and how much you will share with her.
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