Justice for Home-Care Workers

On February 23, 2022, DID members passed a Resolution advocating for Justice for Home-Care Workers

Read the Resolution

February 23, 2021

Hons. Yuh-Line Niou
NYS Assembly Member

Hon. Deborah Glick
NYS Assembly Member

Hon. Charles Fall
NYS Assembly Member

Hon. Brian Kavanagh
NYS State Senator

Hon. Brad Hoylman
NYS State Senator

Hon. Carl Heastie
NYS Assembly Speaker

Hon. Andrea Stewart-Cousins
NYS Sen. Leader

Hon. Kathy Hochul
NYS Governor

Hon. Tish James
NYS Attorney General

Dear Assembly Members Niou, Glick, and Fall, Sens. Kavanagh and Hoylman, Speaker Heastie, Leader Stewart-Cousins, Gov. Hochul, and AG James,

Enclosed please find a Resolution approved by Downtown Independent Democrats General Membership on February 23, 2022:

Justice for Home-Care Workers

In NYC, most home attendants working 24-hour shifts are immigrant women of color, especially from China, Latin America, and Africa. 24-hour shifts have debilitating physical effects, yet the Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) has been exploiting the cruel 24-hour shift in order to steal their workers wages. CPC is the third-largest home care agency in New York, and they are taking the lead in labor violations and racist violence for other agencies to follow. DID stands in solidarity with home-care workers in Chinatown, the Lower East Side, and across New York State. 

DID demands elected officials end 24-hour shifts immediately, and replace with, at minimum, two 12-hour shifts, and require organizations to distribute back-pay and overtime funds. DID also asks AG James to conduct investigations into the Chinese-American Planning Council and SEIU 1199 for the allegations in Assembly member Ron Kim's report. 


Richard Corman
President, Downtown Independent Democrats


cc: Mary T. Bassett, NYS Dept. of Health Commissioner
Hon. Ron Kim, NYS Assembly Member
Hon. Jumaane Williams, NYC Public Advocate
Hon. Brad Lander, NYC Comptroller
Alvin Bragg, Manhattan District Attorney
Keechant Sewell, NYC Police Commissioner
Hon. Chuck Schumer, U.S. Senator
Hon. Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senator

Hon. Carolyn Maloney, U.S. Representative
Hon. Jerrold L. Nadler, U.S. Representative
Hon. Nydia Velázquez, U.S. Representative
Hon. Brad Hoylman, NY State Senator
Hon. Harvey Epstein, NY State Assembly
Tammy Meltzer, Chair, Manhattan Community Board 1
Jeannine Kiely, Chair, Manhattan Community Board 2
Paul Rangel, Chair, Manhattan Community Board 3