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Domestic Worker Bill of Rights

September 26, 2013 Domestic workers and Governor Brown cheering after he signed AB 241 into law.

September 26, 2013
Domestic workers and Governor Brown cheering after he signed AB 241 into law.

For eight years, MUA, alongside grassroots domestic worker member-based organizations part of the California Domestic Workers Coalition, organized to win a Domestic Workers Bill of Rights (AB 241). On September 26, 2013, this bill was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.  The law extends overtime protections to personal attendants who care for and support thousands of individuals and families in California, including children, seniors and people with disabilities. This right to both daily and weekly overtime, covering all domestic workers not part of the In-Home Support Services (IHSS) program, is the strongest of its kind nationwide.

Dignity in Action

Following this momentous, precedent-setting victory, MUA is currently participating in the Coalition’s statewide education and enforcement campaign Dignity in Action: Uplifting the Work in our Homes.

Doing outreach in the parks to nannies!

Doing outreach in the parks to nannies!

Through this campaign, we are participating in a statewide organizing drive to:

  1. Reach out to more domestic workers than ever before
  2. Develop our leadership by facilitating and participating in trainings about the new protections
  3. Continue to strengthen our coalition by supporting campaigns for IHSS worker protections and increasing family’s access to quality affordable care through local Care Councils.

Join the Movement

Housecleaners, childcare providers, and caregivers: Call the Domestic Worker Hotline (347) 967-5500 to learn about your rights, health & safety, and join the movement! You can also text “Yes” to the number to subscribe to our free texting program, to launch later this year!

Text "yes" to (347) WORK-500

Text “yes” to (347) WORK-500

Resources

 FAQ’s: CA Domestic Workers’ Wage & Hour Rights

Home Truths: Domestic Workers in California

Home Economics