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Did an Indian Diplomat in the United States Mistreat Her Domestic Worker?

Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade.

At issue is a divide between the nations about how domestic workers ought to be treated.

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Oregon Domestic Workers’ Bill Fails, Highlighting Importance of Workers’ Voices

Rep. Sara Gelser (D-Corvallis), the bill's chief sponsor.

Part of the problem in Oregon was that the push for domestic workers’ legislation did not include enough grassroots mobilization by the state’s estimated 10,000 domestic workers who are currently excluded from overtime and other protections.

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Third Time’s the Charm? Third California Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights Passes Assembly

On Wednesday, the California domestic workers' bill of rights passed the state assembly -- but similar bills have twice been passed and vetoed. It is unclear whether Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) will again veto it.

The California domestic workers’ bill of rights passed the state assembly Wednesday—but similar bills have twice been passed and vetoed. It’s unclear whether Gov. Brown will veto it again.

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Domestic Workers’ Activism On the Rise in Georgia and Illinois

domestic workers united banner

Organizing in Georgia and Illinois shows that the domestic workers’ movement is not exclusive to predictable blue states.

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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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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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In California, Growing Support For Domestic Workers’ Rights Met By Enforcement and Political Challenges

While laws may not be sufficient on their own — laws never mean much without the advocates who ensure their enforcement — they are a necessary step in improving the labor conditions of domestic workers.

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