State Senate Passes Domestic Worker Bill of Rights

Diane J. Savino

June 02, 2010

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.

In the summer of 2009, the state Assembly passed its own domestic workers bill of rights. The two bodies will now reconcile their respective versions before presenting legislation to Gov. Paterson...

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