California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano introduced and co-sponsored a resolution
for what he calls a "domestic worker bill of rights" in April, a non-binding assertion that domestic workers' rights are worth
protecting. It passed committee in June, and Ammiano says "I don't think
it will be a problem" to pass in the Assembly. He is hoping it will be a
warm-up act to later introduce a bill with some teeth.
New York "is ahead of us and I really hope we can catch up to them," he
told SF Weekly. "I like what I'm hearing [about the New York
bill] and it's all on the table."
Ammiano says it was encouraging for a potential domestic worker bill that the Assembly
passed the historic law to extend overtime to farmworkers Thursday.
You could argue that Americans are increasingly more dependent on their
nannies as they are on their strawberries. Let's not forget the biggest
laugh of Sex and the City 2 came when Charlotte reveals her
biggest worry about the thought of her husband sleeping with the
family's hot Irish caretaker was: "We can't lose the nanny!"
Yes, the Snitch just quoted Sex and the City 2.
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