We’re getting down to the wire. The Illinois Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights (HB 1288 – Amendment 1), could be voted on in the House of Representatives as soon as today!
We need to be prepared for a short turn around to move the bill through the Senate in the last few days of this legislative session, which ends May 31st.
Your continued support of domestic workers is making a difference. We are close to making an historic change for the 80,000 domestic workers in our state.
The Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights (HB 1288 House Amendment 1) raises industry standards by finally including domestic workers under the same basic labor protections that all workers deserve. If passed, domestic workers will have the right to a minimum wage, be paid for all hours worked, a day of rest per week, and protection from sexual harassment.
We have just a short time to move this important bill forward--- make a call to your state senator today.
Who are domestic workers?
-Domestic workers care for the elderly, assist people with disabilities, clean homes, and care for children.
-23% of domestic workers are paid below the state minimum wage
-58% of live-in workers are required to work during their scheduled time off
-19% of all domestic workers and 36% of live-in workers have been threatened, insulted, or verbally abused
To make a contribution, you can
- Make a contribution online