Organizer: Tatiana Bejar
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!
Resources for New York:
Find a Worker:
- Hempstead, NY:
- Unity Housecleaners Cooperative, (516) 565-5377
- Brooklyn, NY:
- Staten Island: Las Mujeres de Santa Maria
Best Practices and Laws:
NY Covid-19 Domestic Employer Benefits Tool: Developed my Hand in Hand member Reha Sterbin, this tool makes it easier for New York State employers of nannies, house cleaners and home care employers to discover what benefits their employees are entitled to, and provides links to find out more or apply.
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. Below are some resources about the Bill of Rights:
- 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
- Senator Liz Krueger’s Guide to Employing Domestic Workers
New York City Paid Sick and Safe Leave Law
- Hand in Hand Guide: Domestic Employer Obligations under the New York City Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law
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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