California Domestic Workers Coalition

Bay City News |

The California Domestic Workers Coalition has called on domestic workers and allies to protest in San Francisco to express their outrage at Gov. Gavin Newsom’s veto of a health and safety bill.

Senate Bill 686, otherwise known as the Health and Safety for All Workers Act, proposed by Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, would have protected the health and safety conditions of domestic workers and employers under the authority of the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health.

“With this veto, the governor sends a clear message that he does not value the critical work of the state’s homecare, childcare and household workers, denying them the same rights all other workers enjoy,” CDWC Executive Director Kim Alvarenga said in a statement.

“As a result of his actions, women of color and immigrant women, who are the backbone of our economy, will continue to face debilitating injury and illness and be treated as disposable by our state’s institutions.”

The organization called for domestic workers, employers, legislators and allies to gather at 10 a.m. Thursday at the State Office Building at 455 Golden Gate Ave.