Connecticut has taken the first step in guaranteeing rights for domestic workers. This week the Connecticut Domestic Worker Bill was passed by the House of Representatives and is on its way to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law. Connecticut will now join New York, California, Massachusetts, and Hawaii in providing labor protections to domestic workers across the state.
What is particularly interesting about this bill is that in addition to basic labor protections the bill includes provisions for addressing sexual assault and discrimination.
I am continuously humbled by the work of domestic worker activists, who are working state by state to guarantee rights for this important workforce. Their stamina is ridiculous. I know that they will not stop until domestic workers all over the country are protected. And I will stand with them until this happens.