1,000 signatures reached
To: Connecticut Legislature
Support the Connecticut Domestic Workers Bill of Rights!
More than 40,000 domestic workers in Connecticut take care of our homes and children, and support the independence of seniors and people with disabilities. Despite their hard work, domestic workers are often subjected to wage theft, sexual harassment and trafficking. Be a champion for domestic workers in Connecticut and support Senate Bill 446, the Connecticut Domestic Workers Bill of Rights.
Why is this important?
My name is Bekah and I work with domestic workers around the country to help win rights and recognition at work.
There are more than 40,000 domestic workers in the State of Connecticut.
Domestic workers care for our homes and children and support the independence of seniors and people with disabilities. Domestic workers make it possible for thousands of Connecticut families to get to work and school every day. Yet this vital workforce lacks access to some of the basic labor protections that other workers enjoy including protection from harassment and discrimination on the job.
That’s why domestic workers in Connecticut are are organizing to pass a Domestic Workers Bill of Rights this year. Thanks to the testimony of domestic workers and employers, the Bill has passed out of the Assembly Labor Committee and is now headed to the Senate.
The Connecticut Domestic Workers Bill of Rights will give domestic workers the right to be free from sexual harassment at work and establish clear written expectations about hours and wages. This Bill is the first step to ensure that the more than 40,000 women who make all other work possible across our state receive the protections that they deserve.
In the past four years, domestic workers have won Bill of Rights legislation in four states: New York, California, Hawaii and Massachusetts. Now it’s Connecticut’s turn to protect domestic workers!
Together, we can ensure that domestic workers in Connecticut have access to basic workplace protections.
Thank you for standing up for the women who make all other work possible!
How it will be delivered
We will deliver the petition to Conneticut legislators in person during the Spring legislative session.