Andrea Mercado works with the California Domestic Workers Alliance. She is also Lead Organizer with Mujeres Unidas y Activas.

AFL-CIO President Trumka Joins Domestic Workers at Capitol to Support CA Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

More than 100 domestic workers descended on the State Capitol yesterday in support of AB 889, the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, with a very special guest: AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Trumka, who met a group of domestic worker in California last fall, has made their crusade for equal treatment and dignity on the job his own, traveling to California this week to support their cause.

At a press conference this morning, Trumka, California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski, Assemblymembers Tom Ammiano, V.M Perez, Bill Monning and others voiced their support for the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, AB 889, a bill that extends basic protections to this often overlooked and undervalued workforce.