Illinois Domestic Workers Celebrate Hard-Fought Landmark Victory

Win in Illinois brings movement one state closer to securing labor rights for all domestic workers
Chicago, IL --(ENEWSPF)--August 17, 2016.  Today Illinois home cleaners, nannies and care workers celebrated a significant victory in the growing movement for domestic workers’ rights through the state’s first Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. After a five-year campaign led by the Illinois Domestic Workers Coalition, the state’s 35,000 workers won a monumental change in state law. The 1938 federal Fair Labor Standards Act explicitly excluded domestic workers, majority of whom are Black women, women of color and immigrant women . . .

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