Domestic workers make all other work possible. Day in and day out they perform the fundamental duties that allow families, seniors, and people with disabilities to get to work, care for their children, and live with dignity at home.
More often than not domestic workers are women, often immigrant women, and many are mothers. For generations these women — these mothers — have been excluded from basic labor protections like minimum wage and overtime pay. Today, from San Francisco to San Diego, these mothers continue to work long hours without basic wage protections to give their own children a better life.
In California, our members are working to overcome this outdated injustice and pass the California Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights — a bill that will guarantee domestic workers the respect, recognition and labor rights they deserve.
This Mother’s Day we will be honoring the work of domestic workers in California as we work together to pass the Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights. Domestic workers will have a Mother’s Day breakfast with legislators in Sacramento on May 10. Even if you can’t make it to Sacramento for the celebration on May 10th, you can honor the women who make all other work possible and show your support for the bill.
So many of us have been touched by the work a domestic worker and we understand the value of their support in our lives. Will you join us by sharing a story of a domestic worker who inspires you? You can email your story to email@example.com.
Thank you for standing with domestic workers in California this Mother’s Day.
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