Huge Win for Home Care Workforce: Another Step Towards Economic Security for Women
The home care workforce has become one of the fastest growing in the nation, but in-home care workers haven’t had access to basic workplace protections until now. This afternoon, thanks to the hard work of organizations like Caring Across Generations, the U.S. Department of Labor finalized regulations to end the exclusion of two million home care workers from minimum wage and overtime protections. This is by far the biggest victory for low-wage workers during Obama’s administration. Looking at this with a gender and immigration lens, the impact of including these workers in basic labor protections will be huge. Part of ending violence against women and girls means ensuring economic security and fair workplaces where women are treated with dignity and respect. Read more in this New York Times article.
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