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USA: The California Senate Passed the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

USA: The California Senate Passed the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

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by IDWFED published Sep 11, 2013 12:00 AM
We’ve got wonderful news! The California State Senate passed the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights, AB 241! This vote gets us one step closer to extending equal labor rights to domestic workers in California. If signed by the Governor, AB 241 would provide all domestic workers who care for California’s homes and families with some of the basic labor protections they have been denied for decades. Today’s victory is part of a broad movement to win dignity, respect, and labor protections for the domestic workers who make all other work possible in the United States.

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We’ve got wonderful news! The California State Senate passed the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights, AB 241!

Photo: CA Domestic Workers Coalition

This vote gets us one step closer to extending equal labor rights to domestic workers in California. If signed by the Governor, AB 241 would provide all domestic workers who care for California’s homes and families with some of the basic labor protections they have been denied for decades.

Today’s victory is part of a broad movement to win dignity, respect, and labor protections for the domestic workers who make all other work possible in the United States.

New York State passed a Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in 2010, Hawaii passed a Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in July, and our members are organizing to pass similar bills in Illinois, Massachusetts, Washington, Oregon, and Connecticut.

Your calls, emails, and positive energy are a key part of this movement in California and beyond. We know we wouldn’t be celebrating this victory without all of your work to bring attention to the urgent need to treat domestic work with dignity and respect in California and all over the country. Thank you for all that you do.

Stay tuned for updates and opportunities build momentum for the Governor’s signature!

Source: National Domestic Workers Alliance

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