You Think Their Job is Not Necessary?
You are Treated as You Treat Others. You Get What You Pay For!
If you follow this blog or subscribe to our newsletter you certainly have heard about Domestic Workers United, the organization that helped form the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in New York that establishes a basic standard of pay and vacation for workers.
Here is an interview with the director of Domestic Worker United Ai-jen Poo on wbur.org.
In comments about the interview Jonathon K. writes, "They get paid little b/c their job is not necessary. If all of the domestic workers went on strike for a day, people would do their own chores and save a little money."
It is estimated that in 12-million households both parents work full-time. Millions of working parents not being able to go work would not matter?
Childcare is essential to our economy!
Custodial care is not enough. Quality care is essential.
Custodial care is sub-standard childcare (care that merely keeps children safe, warm, and fed). Custodial care does not consistently include planned age-appropriate and developmentally appropriate social, physical, cognitive, and psychological care.
In fact, a study shows that low-quality care can have a lasting impact. Click here to learn more about the study.
Nannies provide quality care by providing individual care following the specific needs and desires of the parents about nutrition, learning, and discipline. Babies are held more often, and comforted when crying with a nanny. The child is cared for in the comfortable environment of their home. Nannies can transport kids to activities and doctor visits. Nannies can be flexible with the parents' work schedule. Parents do not have to dress and pack up kids to transport them to outside care. Plus, nannies can run errands, tidy the home, wash laundry, and more.
Do you really think a nanny's job is not necessary?