Volume CVII, No. 6June, 2007

Every day, 200,000 domestic workers in New York – nannies, elderly companions and housekeepers – make it possible for their employers to go to work. Most are employed without a living wage, health care and basic labor protections. These workers are vulnerable to abuse. They are physically isolated in their employers’ homes. The work of women – especially women of color – is not valued. And they are excluded from basic labor laws. Domestic workers in New York are organizing for power and respect. They demand basic labor standards such as a living wage and benefits. This June – before the end of the legislative session – is a critical time to show your solidarity. Take a stand in support of justice, recognition and respect for all workers.


June 1 at 8:30 am
Labor Solidarity Breakfast for a Domestic Workers Bill of Rights
Conference center at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relation, 16 East 34th Street
Learn about the role of labor unions in the struggle for respect and recognition for domestic workers in New York City. Speakers to include domestic workers, labor leaders and Assemblyman Keith Wright, sponsor of the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. Co-sponsored by Cornell Labor Programs, Domestic Workers United, the Central Labor Council and Jobs with Justice.

June 7 at 6:30 pm
Town Hall Meeting: “Peace in the Home: Domestic Work in New York State”
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South
Speakers include workers, employers, clergy, legislators and government officials. Let’s show the mass support for justice and fair labor standards for domestic workers in New York! Co-sponsored by the New York Domestic Workers Justice Coalition, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice and Jobs with Justice.

June 9 at 12 noon
We Built This City – March and Vigil for Domestic Workers’ Rights!
Gather at the south side of Washington Square Park.
Take to the streets and join the mass march down Broadway.
Join in solidarity with domestic workers in their struggle for respect!
Sponsored by the New York Domestic Workers Justice Coalition.
For more information, contact or (718) 220-7391, ext. 11 or 23.