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The Workers in Our Homes Deserve Rights:A new bill would give RIGHTS to nannies, house cleaners & home care workers

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'This is the work that makes all other work possible. Congress should quickly pass this bill so these precarious and undervalued jobs can become good, dignified ones. The bill would also allow domestic workers to earn seven paid sick days, and establish a new independent wage and standards board which would make recommendations on their behalf to the Department of Labor. 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 catalyze a long-overdue culture change so domestic work would finally be seen as real work, deserving of professionalism and respect.'


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