Working with filmmaker Basia Winograd, the Barnard Center for Research on Women produced this documentary featuring women leaders from across the country raising their voices to support the work being done on behalf of domestic workers in the US. Participants include Carol Jenkins, Maria Hinojosa, Liz Abzug, Nicole Mason, Amy Richards, Barbara Smith, Gloria Steinem, Yolanda Wu, Jennifer Baumgardner, and the Guerrilla Girls.
Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, if passed, would amend New York state labor law and guarantee the over 200,000 nannies and housekeepers in New York state a living wage, overtime pay, sick leave, severance and health benefits, and protection from employment discrimination. It would be the first such bill in the country to challenge the exclusion of the nearly two million domestic workers countrywide from national labor law and set an important precedent for other states. Democracy Now speaks with a nanny-turned-organizer, Joycelyn Gill-Campbell.
The Domestic Workers lobby and rally for a bill of rights to end the epidemic of domestic workplace abuse.