Founded in 2000, Domestic Workers United [DWU] is an organization of Caribbean, Latina and African nannies, housekeepers, and elderly caregivers in New York, organizing for power, respect, fair labor standards and to help build a movement to end exploitation and oppression for all. DWU is a proud founding member of the National Domestic Workers Alliance. DWU and its partners brought their power to bear in 2010 when the nation's first Domestic Workers Bill of Rights was passed in New York.

June 11, 2009



On this morning's Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC, New York State Governor Paterson went ON THE RECORD to say that he would SIGN THE DOMESTIC WORKER BILL OF RIGHTS if and when it passes in Albany! Check out the audio at minute 20:48:

Gov Paterson on the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights:
"If you read back in the 30s, the reason that these workers and farmworkers did not receive those equal benefits it's because the southern Senators wouldn't vote for it. It really began with the racism of the mid 20th century. Uh, clearly in the law these workers deserve equal rights and if they are able to pass the Bill or if they are able to get the legislature to even come back, I will sign it."

Folks, this removes one of our biggest obstacles to passing the Bill, so if you were still on the fence about coming out and supporting us, NOW IS THE TIME to decide that YOU WILL BE THERE when DOMESTIC WORKERS MAKE HISTORY!

Come out to the 24 hour vigil at city hall starting tomorrow at 8am, and come back out on Sunday at 1pm for the march!

And if you go to church or are attending the Puerto Rican Day Parade, COMING TO OUR MARCH would be the PERFECT COMPLEMENT to either one of those activities, so JOIN US AS SOON AS YOU CAN -victory is near and we want you there with us.


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