CA Domestic Workers Coalition

We are a coalition of grassroots domestic worker organizations and their supporters from the labor, faith, domestic employer, women and student communities, who want to advance the rights of the domestic workers who care for our homes and our families. We have come together as a statewide network to ensure that statewide laws and agencies protect domestic workers from abuse and to inspire all Californians to uphold the dignity of domestic work in our homes.

Our steering committee members include:

In 2013 we sought a great victory when the California Bill of Rights (AB 241) was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on September 26, 2013, and went into effect on January 1, 2014. AB241 extends overtime protections to personal attendants who care for and support thousands of individuals and families in California. This legislative victory has improved the  working conditions for these workers and has in turn improved the quality of care that Californians receive. This law went into effect on January 1, 2014, but it will sunset (expire) on January 1, 2017.

Our Staff Team

Katie Joaquin – Campaign Director – katie@mujeresunidas.net

Sarah LeademBay Area Field Coordinator – sarah@mujeresunidas.net

Jacqueline MejiaLos Angeles Field Coordinator- jmejia@chirla.org

Emi VallegaCommunications Coordinator – emi@pwcsc.org                              (receives press inquiries)

Blanca VazquezCampaign Consultant – blanca@mujeresunidas.net

Megan Whelan Logistics Coordinator – megan@mujeresunidas.net