On Wednesday, September 11, the the California State Senate passed the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights, AB 241! Please call Gov. Brown to urge him to sign this year.
The vote brings domestic workers in California one step closer equal labor rights. 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.
This 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 members of the CA Domestic Workers Coalitionare organizing to pass similar bills in Illinois, Massachusetts, Washington, Oregon, and Connecticut.
Now the focus is on ensuring that Gov. Brown signs this historic bill into law in the coming weeks. Visit cadomesticworkers.org to stay tuned.