Domestic Workers Deserve the Same Labor Protections as Other Workers
Ending Exclusion from Basic Labor Laws
BWC was a key leader in the four-year campaign to achieve a Massachusetts Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in 2014. Since then, BWC created the Domestic Worker Advocacy Project (DWAN) to educate workers and employers about their rights and responsibilities under the new law. We have a domestic worker rights booklet that is used in this work; with partners such as Studio REV of New York, and Northeastern Nu Law Lab, we created a Know Your Rights and Workplace Safety hotline for domestic workers; and, we developed a new OSHA safety and health course for domestic workers in 2015. We are also leading a Connecticut campaign to achieve a domestic worker bill of rights in that state.