Governor Signs Domestic Bill of Rights

You may remember that I posted some months ago, about the Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights. The landmark legislation is the first of its kind in the nation, guaranteeing domestic workers basic rights that have long been considered the norm for all workers. Well, the Governor just signed it into law!

“Today we correct an historic injustice by granting those who care for the elderly, raise our children and clean our homes the same essential rights to which all workers should be entitled,” Governor Paterson said. “I am grateful to the sponsors for their extraordinary efforts to enact this landmark bill, and most of all to those domestic workers who dreamed, planned, organized and then fought for many years, until they were able to see an injustice undone.”

The Governor’s statement and outline of the bill can be found here.

High praise must be given to all the domestic workers who struggled to pass this bill. Thank you.