Organizer: Erica Sklar
Hand in Hand is building out a chapter in Virginia to win domestic worker rights legislation in 2021.
For too long nannies, house cleaners, and home attendants have been forced to work without basic rights and protections in Virginia, because they have been excluded from the state’s civil rights and labor laws.
This means that as many as 60,000 workers in Virginia are are forced to work without protections against sexual harassment, can legally be fired for becoming pregnant, and have no legal right to demand a safe and healthy work environment, including access to PPE during a global pandemic.
This legislative session (January 13th-February 27, 2021), we’re telling lawmakers that domestic workers must be given access to workers compensation, and basic anti-discrimination and health and safety protections under state law. Their exclusion is inexcusable and inhumane.
Are you an employer of a nanny, house cleaner, or home attendant looking to support the domestic worker rights movement in Virginia? If so email [email protected] to get involved.