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Local Advocates, New Labor Secretary Both Critical to Domestic Workers’ Movement

Colorado Lt. Governor Joe Garcia. (Colorado Community College Newswire)

Scrappy advocates representing domestic workers throughout the country may be realizing victories of even deeper significance than a person holding a politically-appointed position ever could.

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Big Shoes to Fill: Solis’ Departure Calls for Nomination of Workers’ Rights Advocate

Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis. (Local510.org)

Who could fill Solis’s shoes and demonstrably make progress on policies impacting vulnerable workers?

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Domestic Workers Rights Movement Picking Up Steam Despite Recent California Defeat

Legal protections for domestic workers have historically been weak. But despite a major loss in California at the hands of Governor Jerry Brown, the domestic workers’ rights movement and its supporters feel the tide may be turning in their favor.

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Domestic Workers Face Particular Challenges Reporting Domestic Violence

Once the election is finally over, Congress will decide whether to keep provisions of VAWA that could pose challenges for domestic workers toiling in private homes throughout the United States.

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In Move That Stunned Advocates, Jerry Brown Vetoes Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights

In a move that stunned activists, California’s domestic workers bill of rights was vetoed Sunday. But this will not deter the tenacious organizers at NDWA who are both motivated by love and armed with a multifaceted strategy.

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