Today on Your Call: What’s the path to justice for domestic workers?

Mar 7, 2012

On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about the struggles and successes of domestic workers.  New York recently passed a Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights, which provides standards and protections for an otherwise unregulated and often exploited workforce.  A bill pending in California’s legislature would do the same. How are domestic workers organizing?  Are you a domestic worker?  Or do you employ one?  Join us at 10 or email   What’s fair treatment?  And how should it be enforced?  It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you. 


Ai-Jen Poo, director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance

Lil Milagro Martinez-Cornejo, 'Northern California Field Coordinator for the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights Coalition' with Mujeres Unidas y Activas

Matilde Vasquez, member of La Colectiva, a worker-run cleaning collective


NY Times Magazine: The Nannies’ Norma Rae

The Nation: In Defense Of 'The Help'

Huffington Post: 'The Help' Unites Domestic Workers In Bill Of Rights Campaign 

National Domestic Workers' Alliance: CA Bill of Rights

In These Times: Domestic Workers and Their Children March for Rights in California TAKE ACTION FOR AB889 Domestic Worker Bill of Rights! Bill AB889

La Colectiva Why a Domestic Workers Bill of Rights?

Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Association

Data Center: California Assembly Approves Domestic Workers Bill of Rights!

Gail Pellett Productions: I Won’t Get Down on my Knees — Domestics in New York

KPCC: NY passes Domestic Workers Bill of Rights – is CA next?

Colbert Report: Christine Yvette Lewis of Domestic Workers United on The Colbert Report  

Caring Hands Worker's Association