Domestic worker rights sought in Colo...

Domestic worker rights sought in Colorado

There are 3 comments on the 9NEWS story from Dec 4, 2010, titled Domestic worker rights sought in Colorado. In it, 9NEWS reports that:

Nannies, housekeepers and other domestic workers in Colorado say they often work long hours for less than minimum wage, with no overtime, breaks or even protection from abuse, according to a study released Friday by the University of Colorado-Denver. A survey of 410 of the state's estimated 20,000 domestic workers also uncovered a disturbing ...

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Concerned Republican

Denver, CO

#1 Dec 5, 2010
If these people want to be protected by the laws of this land then join it LEGALLY and then you'll have the law backing you. Go to court and whine about not having rights and be prepared to prove you're citizenship. If not then shut up and go back where you come from. We don't need no more gold brickin snivlin loosers in this country... I'd lay odds that about everyone of the so called immigrents that work here are illegal and on welfare. We bought and paid for you so now we own you.... suck it up or leave. WOW, just think you can do that and not be shot. Try that in Mexico or Somalia and see what happens...
I dont think so

Aurora, CO

#2 Dec 6, 2010
There are a lot of questions raised by this article. How many are illegal? How many are collecting government handouts? How many are paying income tax on these wages? How many are paying FICA and medicare? How many of these employers are paying their share of FICA and medicare? How many even have social security numbers?

One person surveyed claims she can't work anymore due to her knee. If she was paying FICA she should be eligible for Social Security disability payments. Why is she not? She wants sick leave? I have a job with a company that employs 70 people. I don't have sick leave.

When we get all of the people out of this country who have no right to be here and give the jobs to the Americans who actually have a right to those jobs, then we can talk about the rest of the rights.

Right now these people are taking away the rights of Americans to work those jobs.
I dont think so

Denver, CO

#3 Dec 8, 2010
Something else to consider, how many of these nannies and housekeepers get room and board? The IRS considers that pay and you must pay tax on it. How many of these people are really making under minimum wage when you take that into account?
Better yet, how many of them are under paying their taxes?

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