History, made: Seattle City Council has voted unanimously to pass a groundbreaking municipal Domestic Workers Bill of Rights which ensures nannies & house cleaners get the basic rights and benefits every worker needs — including power on the job.
Nannies & house cleaners are making history today: Seattle City Council is set to vote on a municipal Domestic Workers Bill of Rights which ends the exclusion of nannies & house cleaners from the basic rights and benefits every worker needs. The groundbreaking law establishes a new model of worker power — a first-in-the-nation Domestic Workers Standards Board, which empowers workers & employers to come together to effectively set industry standards on wages, benefits, training, and other issues.
“There has not been mobility for me to receive better pay at another Jimmy John’s based on my experience. There have not been options for me to go to another store and receive a better wage. All of those have been limited within the company itself.”
Coffee, food, and retail workers across Seattle may have plans this weekend. That's because Sunday July 1st marks the one-year anniversary of the day the city's landmark secure scheduling law took effect — and thanks to the law, workers know when they're going to work, and how many hours they're going to get.