Seattle cares about Domestic Workers!
There are an estimated 30,000 nannies, housecleaners and home attendants in the city of Seattle, the majority of whom are women of color and immigrant women. While these workers bring vital care and support to families and households, they have worked without the same labor protections that other U.S. workers can claim because of historical racial exclusion.
In July, Seattle passed a groundbreaking ordinance to ensure that domestic workers will have rights to minimum wage and overtime, breaks, and protection from harassment and discrimination. The ordinance honors the care work that makes all other work possible!
The ordinance will be effective only with the education and involvement of the larger Seattle community! Whether you employ a housecleaner, nanny, home attendant or not, please stay connected to this effort by signing here!