When: Wednesday, April 12, noon
Where: City Hall Park (Broadway and Park Place)
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On April 12, hundreds of home care workers and workers from across the city will converge on City Hall to demand City Council Speaker, Adrienne Adams, bring the No More 24 Act (Int 175) to a vote. The bill would end the inhumane 24-hour workday for home health aides, putting a stop to an outrageous case of wage-theft: these workers are only paid for 13 of the 24 hours they work.
Instead of supporting this fight and standing with the immigrant women of color who are the majority of this essential workforce, liberal New York State legislators have so far focused on wage increase plans that ignore the abuse of 24-hour workdays and the resulting wage theft. The proposed wage increase amounts to a few pennies in comparison to the millions stolen from home care workers forced to work 24-hours without compensation for every hour of their labor. If the City does not act now to pass the No More 24 Act to end the 24-hour workday, it gives its blessing to insurance companies and agencies to continue being the biggest perpetrators of wage theft, encouraging all others to follow its example.
Latina, Black and Asian home attendants will be joined by other workers from across New York City on April 12 th , 12 noon at City Hall Park to demand an end to the brutal practice of 24-hour shifts. They will demand that the Speaker of the City Council, Adrienne Adams, bring the No More 24 Act (Int. 175) to a vote to end the 24-hour workday and divide it into two 12-hour shifts.
Home attendants celebrated the introduction of the No More 24 Act by Councilmember Christopher Marte; however, despite the bill having had the bipartisan support of half the City Council, Speaker Adrienne Adams has repeatedly refused to bring it to a vote. Home attendants made to work 24-hour shifts will highlight the daily violence and state- sanctioned wage theft (robbed 11 hours of each 24 hour shift) that continues with each passing day that the No More 24 Act is not brought to vote. The NYS Department of Labor has calculated over $65 million of wages stolen from just 500 women of color home care workers, only a portion of the complaints filed by home care workers in the past 4 years. Workers will demand Speaker Adams, either bring the bill to vote or pay the back wages.
HUNDREDS OF HOME ATTENDANTS DEMAND SPEAKER ADAMS TO BRING THE NO MORE 24 ACT TO A VOTE, OR ELSE PAY $64M+ STOLEN WAGES FROM YEARS OF 24-HOUR SHIFTS
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