When Work is a ‘Crime Against Humanity’

Stopping the clock: protesting against 24-hour shifts and wage theft. Ruthie Kornblatt-Stier

On Wednesday, a delegation of home care workers and their supporters gathered in front of the United Nations. Framed by the iconic array of flags, they decried New York City’s 24-hour workday policy for Medicaid-based home care aides. 

The group, organized by the Ain’t I A Woman!? (AIW) campaign, hopes to bring international attention to the plight of care providers who work these 24-hour shifts. In doing so, they aim to pressure City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams to bring the bill banning a 24-hour workday, “No More 24”

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