Domestic workers do the work most precious to us: caring for our homes and loved ones. But they don’t have the basic rights and dignity they deserve.
Home care workers, nannies and house cleaners have been excluded from basic labor protections. Many domestic workers are afraid to speak up about wage theft, discrimination, and unsafe working conditions because they fear losing their jobs or being torn from their families by deportation.
To address these challenges, we are working with Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) to introduce the first ever National Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, which will establish and enforce rights for millions of home care workers, nannies and house cleaners in the U.S.
The National Domestic Workers Bill of Rights ensures domestic workers have respect, dignity, and recognition
Including domestic workers in common workplace rights and protections: paid overtime, safe and healthy working conditions, meal and rest breaks, earned sick time, and freedom from workplace harassment
Creating new protections and addressing the unique challenges of domestic work: written agreements, fair scheduling, support for survivors of sexual harassment, and a domestic workers wage and standards board
Ensuring that rights aren’t just on paper: Know-your-rights information, co-enforcement mechanisms, and provisions to protect against retaliation