Trustee Election
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  • REMOTE WORKERS
  • GIG ECONOMY
  • DOMESTIC WORKERS
Winning Issue » DOMESTIC WORKERS


There are about 2.5 million domestic workers providing home and personal care, child care, and house cleaning services for millions of Americans. 90% of these workers are women who are disproportionately people of color and immigrants. Sine domestic work is informally negotiated, these workers are often paid as little as $11 per hour. Working “under the table,” fewer than 2% of these workers receive retirement or pension benefits, and less than 9% work for employers that collect payroll taxes - precluding them from receiving future Social Security benefits. Nearly two-thirds of all domestic workers do not have health insurance, and only 4% receive employer-provided health care benefits - despite the fact that domestic work is hazardous and often results in illness or injury. Many domestic workers experience discrimination and sexual harassment which, due to their immigration status, inhibits them from taking any recourse.

Advocates say millions of older Americans, families, and individuals with disabilities increasingly rely on domestic workers. They claim that by bringing domestic work out of the shadows and raising wages and standards for these workers, we can lift millions of vulnerable people out of poverty and improve their working conditions. This in turn will enhance the quality of care and better support the millions of working and retired Americans who rely on them.

Proposed Legislation: H.R.3760 - Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Act (116th Congress)
Prospective Sponsor: Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA)



Options


  • I oppose reforming current domestic worker policy and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA).
  • I support providing rights and protections for domestic workers, including pay and leave rights, and health and safety protections by;

    1.) Repealing the exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 for domestic live-in employees from certain minimum wage and maximum hour requirements.

    2.) Requiring written notices of termination and allow other communications for live-in domestic employees.

    3.) Requiring written agreements for domestic workers covering wages, sick leave, benefits and other matters.

    4.) Allowing domestic workers to request and receive changes to work schedules due to personal events.

    5.) Expanding coverage against discrimination in employment.

    6.) Awarding grants for a domestic worker national hotline for reporting emergencies, training on hazards facing domestic workers, and workforce investment activities for domestic workers.

    7.) Establishing a Domestic Worker Wage and Standards Board to investigate standards in the domestic workers industry.

    And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.


Winning Option
  • I support providing rights and protections for domestic workers, including pay and leave rights, and health and safety protections by;

    1.) Repealing the exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 for domestic live-in employees from certain minimum wage and maximum hour requirements.

    2.) Requiring written notices of termination and allow other communications for live-in domestic employees.

    3.) Requiring written agreements for domestic workers covering wages, sick leave, benefits and other matters.

    4.) Allowing domestic workers to request and receive changes to work schedules due to personal events.

    5.) Expanding coverage against discrimination in employment.

    6.) Awarding grants for a domestic worker national hotline for reporting emergencies, training on hazards facing domestic workers, and workforce investment activities for domestic workers.

    7.) Establishing a Domestic Worker Wage and Standards Board to investigate standards in the domestic workers industry.

    And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.
There has been $0.00 pledged in support of this issue
Trustee Candidates

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting her to favorably consider reintroducing H.R.3760 - Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Act (116th Congress).

If elected as a trustee, National Domestic Workers Alliance will be awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting these funds be used to advocate for civil rights for domestic workers.

The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) is the nation’s leading voice for dignity and fairness for the millions of domestic workers in the United States. Founded in 2007, NDWA works for respect, recognition, and inclusion in labor protections for domestic workers, the majority of whom are immigrants and women of color. NDWA is powered by over 60 affiliate organizations and local chapters and by thousands of members. Domestic workers in all 50 states can join NDWA and gain access to member benefits, connection with other workers, and opportunities to get involved in the domestic worker movement.
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Trustee Election - Opening Date
July 19, 2021
Trustee Election - Closing Date
July 26, 2021