California Bill of Rights
California Becomes the First State to Include Domestic Workers in Daily Overtime Protections!
The California Domestic Worker Bill of Rights, AB241, protects a vital workforce that has labored in the shadows without protections for too long. The bill provides childcare providers and caregivers with overtime pay of time-and-a-half their regular rate of pay after working 9 hours per day or 45 hours per week. (Housecleaners already had the right to overtime.) This legislative victory will put millions of dollars into the pockets of low wage working women.
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, email@example.com, (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)