California Bill of Rights
The California Bill of Rights (AB 241) was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on September 26, 2013, and goes into effect on January 1, 2014. AB241 extends overtime protections to personal attendants who care for and support thousands of individuals and families in California. This legislative victory will improve working conditions for these workers and will in turn improve the quality of care that Californians receive.
This victory was the culmination of a four year campaign where domestic workers, employers, and allies traveled to Sacramento countless times to tell the stories of domestic workers who were too often working around the clock for low wages. Together we won dignity, respect, and basic protections for California Domestic Workers. The new law will go into effect on January 1, 2014, but it will sunset (expire) in 3 years on January 1, 2017, at which time it can be renewed into law. Now we will work to educate the public and ensure that these rights are respected and keep organizing to defend the workers that make all other work possible.
Read more about the specific provisions of the law here:
CA Domestic Workers Coalition, Steering Committee Members
California Domestic Workers Coalition
Contact: Katie Joaquin, Campaign Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, (510) 261 3398
Filipino Advocates for Justice (Oakland)
Instituto de Educacion Popular del Sur de California (Los Angeles)
Mujeres Unidas y Activas (Oakland and San Francisco)
Pilipino Workers Center (Los Angeles)
Women’s Collective of Dolores Street Community Services (San Francisco)