IT'S A NEW DAY!!
The Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights
Took Effect April 1st!
"A new law protecting the rights of domestic workers became law Wednesday, a measure that could help improve the lives of thousands of people who care for children and clean homes, many of them women immigrants.
"The law took years of work by local and national advocates for domestic workers, who will celebrate its adoption at an event in Boston Wednesday night." more...
Globe editorial, April 7:
Mass. leads on protecting rights for domestic workers
Last summer, Massachusetts became the fourth state in the nation to enact a bill of rights for domestic workers, establishing labor standards and granting basic protections to nannies, housekeepers, and other in-home caregivers. The law, which went into effect on April 1, is broader in scope than similar laws in California, New York, and Hawaii. As other states consider cracking down on what essentially is an unregulated underground economy, Massachusetts’ leadership, by empowering domestic workers, stands out and deserves praise. more...
Lots of other news about our new law! Check it out:
Channel 5; the Boston Herald; Univision: Beneficios laborales; Cape Cod Today; . . . and the National Domestic Workers Alliance!
PASS DOMESTIC WORKERS' RIGHTS DAY H.D. 3449
We passed the MA Domestic Workers law in 2014 and we're aiming to establish an annual Domestic Workers Day on June 16 to commemorate this historic achievement and uplift the bill and celebrate domestic workers of our state!
Support us by calling your legislator today and share your support for HD 3449.