Diane J. Savino's posts related to Labor

Senator Savino's Comments Objecting to Furlough Language in Governor's Budget Extender

Please click on the video to see my remarks made during last week's vote on a Senate Resolution objecting to the Governor's proposal to illegally furlough almost 100,000 state workers. 

About Time: New York's Domestic Workers May Finally Get Rights on the Job

Is scrubbing somebody else's floor "work"? How about staying up all night - every night - with another person's colicky baby? Or helping their elderly mother shower and use the bathroom? The reality is, domestic workers like nannies, caregivers and housekeepers do some of the hardest and most necessary work around. Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers are able to do their own jobs and keep their families functioning only because they rely on the labor of nannies and caregivers, yet these domestic employees are denied the basic workplace protections most other workers are guaranteed.

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Press Conference

Watch Live starting at 11am: Today the senate votes on legislation that I introduced, which will give domestic workers basic labor protections.

http://www.nysenate.gov/

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Press Conference Live Coverage: Domestic Workers

Watch Live starting at 11am: Today the senate votes on legislation that I introduced, which will give domestic workers basic labor protections.

Watch Live Session: Senate Session 06-01-10

Watch live from the Senate website voting for bill s2311D that Senator Savino introduced, on labor standards for domestic workers.


Please follow this link: http://www.nysenate.gov/event/2010/jun/01/senate-session-06-01-10

Location

New York State Capitol Building / Senate Chambers
NYS Senate # 321
Albany, NY 12247
United States
Phone: (518) 455-2437
42° 39' 5.76" N, 73° 45' 24.84" W

New York State Senate Majority "Domestic Workers" News Conference 6/1/10

Watch the NYS Senate conference on Domestic Workers

Senate Majority Passes Historic Bill to Protect Domestic Workers

Law to give basic labor protections to over 200,000 employees working in private homes

(Albany, NY) The New York State Senate passed the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights (S2311D/Savino) making New York the first state in the nation to provide new standards of worker protections for more than 200,000 employees in an industry which has gone unregulated for decades.

NY lawmakers approve domestic worker rights

 

By MICHAEL VIRTANEN

The Associated Press Tuesday, June 1, 2010; 9:28 PM

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State Senate Passes Domestic Worker Bill of Rights

By R.M. Schneiderman

New York moved one step closer on Tuesday toward becoming the first state to create a bill of rights for domestic workers.

“These basic protections, which most of us take for granted, will result in a dramatic improvement in the daily lives of workers,” said state Sen. Diane Savino, the bill’s sponsor.

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