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Arte Útil archive nr:

244

Initiator:

REV

Location:

US

Category:

economy, social

Users:

Nannies, housekeepers, elder caregivers, and their employers. REV-, People’s Production House, Domestic Workers United, MIT Center for Civic Media, Community Development Project of the Urban Justice Center.

Maintained by:

Huit Facettes, Local practitioners

Certification:

implemented

Duration:

1998 - ongoing

REV
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New Day New Standard

Description:

A hotline outlining rights and laws for nannies. When you call the hotline number, you hear what sounds like a radio talk show, ‘hosted’ by Christine Lewis, who explains to you worker’s rights and laws.

Goals:

To create a collective of artists, advocates, media makers, low-wage workers, immigrants, and youth to spark social change through constituency-led campaigns.

Beneficial Outcomes:

Better working conditions for nannies. Rev- functions as a key component of a city-wide campaign that seeks to encourage domestic workers and their employers to comply with the law.

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