Our Work, Our Dignity. 

Across California, domestic workers are leading local, coordinated campaigns to transform the industry and to ensure that the dignity and rights of domestic workers are upheld in every California home.

Through widescale education, outreach, and high visibility campaigns, domestic workers are fighting to end wage theft and organizing to make their #RightsAReality in their every-day lives.

Fair Work: Clean Homes 

Trabajos JustosHogares LimpiosNearly two million households rely on domestic work. Over half – 54% – of those households reporting hiring for housecleaning services, making it the largest category of domestic work performed in California.

Fair Work: Clean Homes coordinates a statewide effort led by housecleaners of the coalition to define the issues in the housecleaning industry, organize workers, provide labor and immigrant rights education, and lead wage theft campaigns focused on residential cleaning companies and third-party housecleaner employers.

 

Health Alliance Steals!  #Tagumpay

After organizing for nearly three years to demand dignity from Health Alliance Nurses Corporation, caregivers together with the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) have won a precedent-setting victory!

43065957_1916077761803901_7094972448969326592_nEmelyn Entino Nishi, Joe Derick Regoyal, and their companies Health Alliance Nurses Corporation and Hand Homecare Provider, Inc., were accused of committing wage theft againstmore than 200, primarily Filipino in-home caregivers. Caregivers reported being paid less than $5.00 per hour with no overtime, despite winning the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights that granted overtime protections since 2013!

On October 2, 2018, the L.A. City Attorney’s Office announced that they have ordered Entino Nishi, Regoyal and their companies to pay back restitution in wages and to correct their illegal business practices. They will be monitored for 7 years!

The settlement is a victory for all domestic workers now the through the #HealthAllianceSteals campaign, caregivers are using the victory to send a message that domestic worker rights are real and must be respected, and that this win is just the beginning!  For more information about this case, click here.