California addresses a historic inequity—guarantees daily overtime pay for thousands of domestic workers
Sacramento– Today Governor Jerry Brown signed the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights (AB 241 Ammiano), approving daily overtime pay for all domestic workers. Domestic workers, employers, and community leaders have been fighting for a Domestic Workers Bill of Rights for seven years, and this year’s escalated efforts have turned the tide towards a historic victory.
“Guaranteeing daily overtime for all domestic workers is a momentous win for us,” said Marcela Escamilla, a domestic worker from San Francisco. “This is a big step for respecting and recognizing domestic work as real work, and the fight doesn’t stop here. The fire for this movement will now burn brighter for domestic workers across the country fighting for the same recognition.”