TODAY: AFL-CIO President Trumka to Join CA Domestic Workers to Support AB 889
2.22.2012 | CA Domestic Worker Coalition
MEDIA ADVISORY for TODAY, February 22, 2012 at 11am
CONTACT: Andrea Mercado 510.205.3684
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Joins Domestic Workers in Support of CA Domestic Workers Bill of Rights
Sacramento, CA – AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and California Labor Federation leader Art Pulaski will join Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, as well as domestic workers and their employers, in seeking support for AB 889, legislation protecting the rights of domestic workers.
What: Press conference to support Domestic Workers Bill of Rights (AB 889)
Who: AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka
California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski
Assemblymember Tom Ammiano
Domestic workers and their children
Domestic worker employers
Members of the labor, faith and immigrant rights communities
When: Wednesday, February 22nd, from 11am-11:30am
Where: State Capitol, Room 317
AB 889, the CA Domestic Workers Bill of Rights legislation, would provide the over 200,000 domestic workers in California with overtime protections, inclusion in workers’ compensation coverage and the right to meal and rest breaks – givens for almost every other worker in California.
As the world's attention focuses on the award winning film, The Help and the courageous domestic workers that are portrayed in the movie, domestic workers in California are asserting their own overdue rights to basic labor protections. AB 889 would be some of the first major reforms to this vital and undervalued workforce.
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