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Pilipino Workers Center of Southern California is working to elevate the issues facing low income residents of L.A.’s Historic Filipinotown and Filipino workers, particularly domestic workers and caregivers. http://www.pwcsc.org/
Organizer: Lindsay Imai Hong and Suzanne Schmidt About: The San Francisco Bay Area chapter supported the passage of the California Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights in 2016. We are organizing for a statewide social insurance program and in close collaboration with the California Domestic Workers Coalition. Resources for CA: Bill Summary https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/DomesticWorkerBillOfRights-FAQ.html
Organizer: Amy Cohen About: Founded in 2018, Hand in Hand’s employer members joined workers at the Pennsylvania Domestic Workers Alliance to win the strongest municipal Bill of Rights in Philadelphia in 2019. Resources: Bill Summary https://domesticemployers.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Philadelphia-DWBOR-Summary-Comms-Briefing.pdf
Organizer: Erica Sklar About: In partnership with the Seattle Domestic Workers Alliance, Seattle members won the first municipal Bill of Rights in 2017 to bring dignity and respect to the city’s domestic workforce. Resources Seattle Domestic Workers Ordinance Rules https://domesticemployers.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Final-SHRR-160-For-Publication.pdf Seattle Domestic Workers Ordinance Booklet https://domesticemployers.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Seattle-OLS-Booklet.pdf Seattle Domestic Workers Ordinance Flyer
For seniors and people with disabilities hiring a home attendant or caregiver.
The Massachusetts Coalition of Domestic Workers (MCDW) works to bring racial and social justice and dignity to all domestic workers in our state. http://www.massdomesticworkers.org
Since 2011, Caring Across Generations has been building a national movement of all people to transform the way we care. http://www.caringacross.org
Together, the California Domestic Workers Coalition is advancing a movement for the rights and dignity of immigrant women workers by building power through legislative advocacy, grassroots organizing, and leadership development.