Last week, The California Domestic Worker Coalition kicked off a caravan to Sacramento to tell Jerry Brown to sign AB 241 (Ammianno,) the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights! CLUE-LA clergy joined civil rights advocates and domestic worker leaders at the LA County Federation of Labor to launch the journey with a press conference ask Jerry Brown to do the right thing and protect domestic workers.
Domestic workers care for the most precious parts of our lives – seniors, beloved children, our homes. Despite this, many domestic workers are can’t afford to feed their children, can’t afford to live in safe and secure homes, or lack the same protections and care that they provide for other elders. In fact, domestic workers are excluded from the basic wage, hour, and rest protections of federal labor law – a relic of racist and sexist compromises of our past. As one speaker mentioned, AB 241 is critical to end the “feminization of poverty” and build a movement to lift up women of color who lift up our loved ones.
CLUE-LA Ziegler Young Religious Leader Fellow Vincent Manalo, himself the nephew of a domestic worker here in Los Angeles, joined the caravan last Monday. We will continue to stand with domestic workers and fight to ensure that they’re no longer invisible under the law.
Action Alert: New Management at Nava’s Car Wash Ignores Union Contract!
We need your help this week! One of our union carwashes in South LA is under new management and refuses to acknowledge that this is a union shop. The new owners have attempted to force the union out and have fired some of the union workers. The workers have fought so hard to win a union contract here and we can’t lose one of the only union carwashes that exists in LA. Please join us on the picket line this Thursday and Saturday in support of the carwasheros and carwasheras and their families.
Come out for an hour or the whole day. We need your support!
WHAT: Picket at Navas Carwash
WHEN: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 6/14-16, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Formerly Nava’s Carwash, NW Corner of Florence and Hoover in South LA, 90044
CONTACT: Rosemarie Molina, firstname.lastname@example.org