Archive for March, 2011

Domestic Workers demand standards

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

In a room of over 200 domestic workers, employers, faith leaders, and advocates, the California Domestic Worker Bill of Rights campaign was launched earlier this month.  A.B. 889 Domestic Worker Bill of Rights would provide worker protections to housekeepers, nannies and caregivers and create standards in the industry to benefit families and homes across California!

Since the campaign launch, domestic workers have been busy raising awareness on the conditions of domestic workers and the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights that would finally extend basic labor protections to the workforce that makes all other work possible.

APALA Workers Rights Hearing, March 12, 2011:

Patricia Aceberos, mother of 4 children, a caregiver, and a worker leader in the campaign for AB889 Domestic Worker Bill of Rights gives testimony on her work:

“I could not sleep more than 3 hours.  I would give my patient her medicine at night.  She had an intercom that she pushed. It was loud and you have to rush into the room. When sleeping I have to get up right away. It hurts your  mood.  It’s not good. You have to be patient with the people, but when you’re woken up it makes it hard.”

“We are human not robots or animals. Our patients have rules to taking care of them, caregivers should have rules to how to treat us.  This is not just for us, this is for our patients, for their homes.  When we are treated right, we are able to care for them the very best that we can.”

Join FAJ and the California Domestic Workers Coalition in celebration of International Domestic Workers Day, Wednesday March 30 at 11:00am in front of the SF Women’s Building 3543 18th Street in San Francisco.

For more information on the campaign for AB889 Domestic Worker Bill of Rights contact Katie Joaquin at 510-465-9876 x301 or kjoaquin@filipinos4justice.org viagra

APALA Worker Rights Hearing

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Filipino caregiver, Patricia Aceberos will provide testimony at the APALA Hearing on the conditions of homecare workers.

Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Campaign Launch

Friday, March 4th, 2011

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