Times Haven’t Changed for ‘The Help’ of Today

“The Help” has stirred controversy in its portrayal of domestic workers during the civil rights-era in the South. But it’s also stoked interest in the California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, which New York State passed last year.

N.Y. Domestic Workers See Bill of Rights in ’09

Amid massive layoffs, domestic workers and advocates across the country are looking to New York to become the first state to extend legal protections for health insurance, overtime, severance and cost-of-living salary adjustments.