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A Domestic Worker Bill of Rights


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A coalition of immigrants, labor and women's rights activists organized a rally held in front of the Century Theatre on Market Street in San Francisco.
Scott Shafer/KQED
A coalition of immigrants, labor and women's rights activists organized a rally held in front of the Century Theatre on Market Street in San Francisco.

The Domestic Worker's Bill of Rights, or AB889, would give California in-house workers like nannies, housekeepers and home health aides basic labor protections such as overtime pay, guaranteed sleeping time, five-day work weeks and meal breaks. With the bill going before a Senate committee next week, we discuss its implications for caregivers, families and for those requiring in-home care.

Host: Dave Iverson

Guests:

  • Deborah Doctor, legislative advocate with Disability Rights California
  • Grecia Lima, campaign director for the California Domestic Workers Coalition
  • Jordan Lindsey, director of policy and public affairs for the California Association for Health Services at Home
  • Marci Seville, professor of law at Golden Gate University School of Law and director of the Women's Employment Rights Clinic
  • Robert Nuddleman, senior associate with Phillip J. Griego & Associates, an employment law firm

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