Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Home Care Workers Included in Fair Labor Standards Act!

Major Step for Domestic Workers

Yesterday the White House released new regulations to include home care workers in the Fair Labor Standards Act!

Last Wednesday, the California State Senate passed the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights, AB 241!

The announcement from the White House is part of a broad movement to win dignity, respect, and labor protections for domestic workers whose labor makes all other work possible in the United States.

New York and Hawaii have both passed Domestic Workers Bills of Rights, the California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights awaits the Governor’s signature, and our members are organizing to pass similar bills in Illinois, Massachusetts, Washington, Oregon, and Connecticut.

The Federal Government has taken a major step forward to provide minimum wage and overtime pay to the workforce!

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