Archive for July, 2011

Support the California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in the Senate

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

The International Labor Organization signed the historic convention a week ago, setting global standards for Domestic Workers!   This means that after thousands of years of being considered “servants” or just “another member of the family,” domestic workers are now considered WORKERS, who merit rights and obligations like any worker.  Now our task is ensuring that our state and federal laws reflect the standards that have been endorsed by the global community.

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The California Domestic Worker Bill of Rights (AB 889)  is the next step in making Decent Work for Domestic Workers a reality.  The AB 889 will put Domestic Workers on equal footing with other worker guaranteeing them basic provision such as:

  • Meal and Rest Breaks
  • Overtime Pay
  • Workers Compensation
  • Uninterrupted Sleep for live-in workers

On Wednesday July 6, our bill will be heard in the Senate Labor Committee.  Please contact Labor Committee Chair, Ted Leiu and the other Senate Labor Committee members and let them know that their support of AB 889 is critical in ensuring that these workers have the same basic protections as all workers and that California should be in stride with global worker standards!

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