Tag Archives: domestic workers

Mary Poppins quits

TweetThe pay was just supercalifragilisticexpiali-bullshit… Mary Poppins Quits with Kristen Bell from Funny Or Die Tweet
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The Feministing Five: Andrea Cristina Mercado

TweetLast week, domestic workers in the state of Massachusetts celebrated a huge win when Governor Deval Patrick signed into law the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights on July 2nd. The Bill of Rights strengthens the state’s protections for workers by providing, among other things, clarification on what is working time, freedom from sexual harassment, and, for [...]
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How Louis C.K. helps the domestic workers’ movement by showing that parenting is work

TweetEd. Note: This is a guest post by Sheila Bapat. Sheila is a former employment attorney who now writes about gender and economic justice. Her book about the U.S. domestic workers’ movement will be released by Ig Publishing in 2014. I saw American Hustle on New Years Day. I was pleasantly surprised when comedian Louis C.K. [...]
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Obama administration extends labor protections to home care workers

TweetSome good, if long overdue, news for the nation’s home care workers. Via The New York Times: The Obama administration announced on Tuesday that it was extending minimum wage and overtime protections to the nation’s nearly two million home care workers. Advocates for low-wage workers have pushed for this change, asserting that home care workers, who care for [...]
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California passes the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

Tweet Image via Yesterday, the California Senate passed a bill that would guarantee domestic workers basic labor protections such as overtime pay and meal breaks. This could be a huge step for California domestic workers, allowing them to join the ranks of Hawaii and New York, where domestic workers bills are already in place. According [...]
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