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Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

Beyond Outrage: How the African Diaspora Can Support Migrant Worker Rights in the Middle East

Kumera Genet | Posted 01.24.2014 | Black Voices
Kumera Genet

The success of any lasting movement formed from these protests will rely on us using our skills and investing time in helping to create systems to ensure the accountability of both migrant sending and receiving governments.

Second State In Nation May Pass Domestic Workers Bill Of Rights

Robin Wilkey | Posted 09.12.2013 | Latino Voices

The California State Legislature has approved a bill that could mark a huge step forward for domestic worker rights in the state. AB-241, introduce...

Respecting Women With Equal Pay for Equal Work

Christine Pelosi | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

As the nation marks Equal Pay Day -- the average date into 2013 women must work to make what men earned in 2012 -- we must recommit ourselves to closing the wage gap. Americans must be about respecting women in deeds, not just in words.

Kathleen Miles

Domestic Workers Take To The Streets To Demand Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.07.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Over a hundred domestic workers and their supporters banged on pots and pans in front of the state building in downtown LA Thursday to ...

These Workers Aren't Protected By Labor Laws

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 03.11.2013 | Business

GENEVA — At least 52.6 million people worldwide are employed as domestic workers, most of them women vulnerable to abuse and without adequate le...

Sarah Bufkin

Jerry Brown Kills Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

At 1 a.m., Patricia Aceberos drags herself out of bed to give a round of medication to her patient. Four hours later, the Fremont, Calif., caregiver i...

Protecting Our Protectors

Michael Kaufman | Posted 09.27.2012 | Los Angeles
Michael Kaufman

California law actually provides fewer protections in the domestic work industry than most other areas of employment. The Domestic Worker Bill of Rights would level the playing field and make life safer and healthier for domestic workers.

'Noble Endeavor' For Nannies Struck Down

AP | HANNAH DREIER | Posted 10.01.2012 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday announced that he had vetoed legislation that would have provided overtime pay, meal breaks and other...

Have You Heard Of New York's Nanny Law?

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN and JULIE WATSON | Posted 11.28.2012 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Allison Julien worked for more than two decades as a nanny in New York, toiling 50 to 60 hours a week without overtime pay until ...

WATCH: Amy Poehler Speaks Out For Our Most Vulnerable Population

Sarah Medina | Posted 08.27.2012 | San Francisco

Legendary comedian and activist Amy Poehler released a short video in support of a new state bill that would implement increased protections for domes...

Being a Nanny in a Post-Bill of Rights State

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.01.2012 | Business
Arlene M. Roberts

The Domestic Workers Bill of Rights ushered in a new era for nannies and house-keepers in New York. Or did it? It has been almost a year and a half si...

'The Help' Brings Domestic Workers Wage Campaign To Spotlight

Posted 02.27.2012 | Impact

For the millions of domestic workers who leave their families behind for jobs that don't even pay minimum wage, Octavia Spencer's Oscar win was a boon...

#BeTheHelp on Oscar Night

Gayle Kirshenbaum | Posted 04.24.2012 | Los Angeles
Gayle Kirshenbaum

This year, there will be Oscar parties where The Help's Aibileen and Minny won't be the only domestic workers in starring roles.

Rebecca Carroll

'The Help' And The Lives Of Today's Nannies

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Carroll | Posted 10.19.2011 | Black Voices

The high-profile success of the movie "The Help" has thrust nannies into the center of the American conversation, while projecting the notion that tak...

Workers' Rights: The Big Picture

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Amy Traub

Adapted from authors' remarks at the Urban Justice Center Human Rights Luncheon, February 3 2011 You don't have to work at a think tank to realize t...

Hooray for Albany? State Legislature Acts to Boost Working People and the Economy

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Amy Traub

Griping about Albany is always in style. But in the end-of-session frenzy, state legislators are also taking far more positive action on raising workplace standards.

About Time: New York's Domestic Workers May Finally Get Rights on the Job

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Amy Traub

Is scrubbing somebody else's floor "work"? How about staying up all night -- every night -- with another person's colicky baby? Or helping their elderly mother shower and use the bathroom?

The Nanny Diaries: A Caribbean Version

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arlene M. Roberts

There are more than 200,000 women in New York working as nannies, companions and housekeepers, whose lives are typified by long hours, meagre wages, drudgery, and worse.