by Elizabeth Turnbull
Following a year of dangerous working conditions for domestic workers, the Domestic Workers Standards Board (DWSB) outlined a list of improvements for the rights of domestic workers, such as better health care access and benefits.
The DWSB presented the Seattle City Council’s Housing and Finance Committee with a list of recommendations, Tuesday, May 18, for protecting the rights of domestic workers. The list included mandating portable benefits, providing more resources to domestic workers, policy changes to improve an existing ordinance protecting domestic workers, and investing in community expertise.
At the meeting Tuesday, domestic workers and organizers such as Olivia Cortez, who is an organizer at the nonprofit organization Casa Latina, spoke to the daily struggles of domestic work in general and during the COVID-19 pandemic specifically.Continue reading Standards Board Outlines Recommendations for Protection of Domestic Workers