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Today on Your Call: What’s the path to justice for domestic workers?


On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about the struggles and successes of domestic workers.  New York recently passed a Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights, which provides standards and protections for an otherwise unregulated and often exploited workforce.  A bill pending in California’s legislature would do the same. How are domestic workers organizing?  Are you a domestic worker?  Or do you employ one?  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.   What’s fair treatment?  And how should it be enforced?  It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you. 


Ai-Jen Poo, director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance

Lil Milagro Martinez-Cornejo, 'Northern California Field Coordinator for the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights Coalition' with Mujeres Unidas y Activas

Matilde Vasquez, member of La Colectiva, a worker-run cleaning collective


NY Times Magazine: The Nannies’ Norma Rae

The Nation: In Defense Of 'The Help'

Huffington Post: 'The Help' Unites Domestic Workers In Bill Of Rights Campaign 

National Domestic Workers' Alliance: CA Bill of Rights

In These Times: Domestic Workers and Their Children March for Rights in California

Domesticworkers.org: TAKE ACTION FOR AB889 Domestic Worker Bill of Rights!

Cadomesticworkers.org: Bill AB889

La Colectiva

Domesticworkers.org: Why a Domestic Workers Bill of Rights?

Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Association

Data Center: California Assembly Approves Domestic Workers Bill of Rights!

Gail Pellett Productions: I Won’t Get Down on my Knees — Domestics in New York

KPCC: NY passes Domestic Workers Bill of Rights – is CA next?

Colbert Report: Christine Yvette Lewis of Domestic Workers United on The Colbert Report  

Caring Hands Worker's Association