WILLIAMSBURG - The Latin American Worker Project is holding nanny and domestic workshops in Williamsburg to inform nannies, many of whom are Hispanic, Russian and Polish women working for low salaries, that they do have rights.
Just recently, a bill of rights for domestic workers was passed, yet many nannies are not aware due to language barriers.
For those nannies who are aware of the bill, many are concerned that it will not apply to them. The bill of rights benefits those that are hired full-time as nannies and domestic workers. Most nannies, though, are hired for only one hour a day.
Community advocates say they are also worried about undocumented workers and whether or not they will speak up if their employer is abusive or does not pay properly.
The law was pushed by the members of Domestic Workers United and say while the law is not perfect, it is just the beginning.
Nannies for Hire: Part 1
Nannies for Hire: Part 2