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Join us in Making History in Massachusetts

Join us in Making History in Massachusetts
June 16, 2012, First Massachusetts Congress for Domestic Workers

The June 16, 2012 Congress will unite domestic workers (housekeepers, housecleaners, elderly care workers, and nannies) to discuss their work and how new Massachusetts legislation can better assure their work place rights

The Congress will begin drafting a Massachusetts Domestic Worker Bill of Rights.

Domestic workers, historically mostly women of color, have a long history of being excluded from protection by standard labor laws in Massachusetts and the United States more widely.

The Domestic Workers Congress will begin to turn the tide toward bringing better legislative protection for domestic worker rights in Massachusetts, so that our state can join New York in officially recognizing domestic work as real work that deserves equal respect.

The Congress will take place at SEIU, Local 1199, 150 Mount Vernon Street, Dorchester, a 3-minute walk from the JFK/UMass T Station, also with ample free parking.

For more information, contact The Brazilian Immigrant Center (;  617-850-5346; or 617-783-8001, ext 109; or any other member organizations of the Massachusetts Coalition for Domestic Workers such as Women Institute for Leadership Development, Dominican Development Center, Vida Verde Coop, and Matahari:Eye of the Day.

updated: 8 years ago

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