as a housekeeper in Manhattan. Instead, she’ll take a day off without pay and board a bus to Albany with dozens of other housekeepers, nannies and maids to rally the state Legislature for a domestic workers’ Bill of Rights.
“They expect a lot of people to come to Albany,” said Ontiveros, 36. “The farm workers are coming with us, and students who support us.”
She said she has a good job, cleaning for a family, and sometimes baby-sitting if the nanny isn’t there. But she doesn’t get sick days or overtime or medical benefits. She works 10 hours a day, for $12.50 an hour. continue reading

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