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Domestic Workers Rights

Burning the Candle at Both Ends: A Reflection on Work in America

Zachary Norris | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics
Zachary Norris

Not only have governments failed to create jobs or raise wages to meet increases in the cost of living over the last 40 years, the allocation of state budgets geared toward criminalization and incarceration have skyrocketed relative to increases in education and critical social programs to support American working families.

How Domestic Workers Won Their Rights: Five Big Lessons

Amy B. Dean | Posted 12.18.2013 | Impact
Amy B. Dean

Domestic workers have had some breakthrough wins over the past two weeks. Up until then, these workers were excluded from protections such as a guaranteed minimum wage, paid breaks, and overtime pay.

My Mother's Day Wish

Sen. Kevin de León | Posted 07.10.2013 | Los Angeles
Sen. Kevin de León

Domestic workers deserve the basic worker protections that most of us -- from legislators to store clerks -- take for granted. They do important work, though it's largely invisible.

The Human Rights of Domestic Workers Must Be Recognized

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 03.18.2013 | World
Marianne Mollmann

Wednesday morning last week, news broke that Saudi Arabia's authorities had gone ahead with the public beheading of Rizana Nafeek, a young woman accused of killing a baby in her care in 2005 when she was 17 years old.

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...

'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...

'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...

Domestic Workers' Rights Bill Passes In N.Y.

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York domestic workers will be the first in the U.S. guaranteed overtime pay, as well as time off and protections against sexu...