The National Domestic Workers Alliance Is Seeking a Federal Bill of Rights From Congress
07/17/2019 | Katelyn Burns | Teen Vogue
“A lot of young women of color are doing domestic work. This is a growing industry, and they are people who deserve rights and benefits that have been excluded for so long,” Jayapal told Teen Vogue in an interview after the press conference. “But also, I would just say from an organizing perspective, a lot of our young folks of color really want to be engaged in something that pushes for rights, that has a dramatic impact, and that is also grassroots-driven. And that’s what this is...
They Look After Your Children. They Deserve Basic Rights
07/14/2019 | Ai-jen Poo | New York Times
The nannies, housecleaners and home care workers who fought for generations to be included in federal labor protections will take a big step toward this goal when Senator Kamala Harris and Representative Pramila Jayapal introduce the National Domestic Workers Bill of Rights this week.
No legislation can fully address every workplace injustice. But by protecting against sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination based on sex, race, religion or national origin, this bill would...
Jane Fonda Comes to Capitol Hill to Press for Rights for Women in the Working Class
07/13/2018 | Ted Johnson | Variety
In a basement meeting room of the Capitol Visitor Center, there also was a lot of media interest: Jane Fonda, the star of Netflix’s “Frankie & Johnnie” and the longtime political activist, was pressing lawmakers to expand protections for women domestic workers and farmworkers.