Sen. (D-Calif.), who is running for president, wants better workplace protections for domestic workers, who often work behind closed doors and face abuse and exploitation.
On Monday, Harris and Rep. (D-Wash.) announced the “,” which they plan to introduce in the Senate and House.
The legislation would provide protection at the federal level to the over 2 million domestic workers in the U.S., including nannies, house cleaners and home care workers. Domestic workers have historically been excluded from basic labor protections under federal and state laws. Without such protections, many workers have been .
The bill ensures rights including overtime pay, paid sick days, meal and rest breaks, harassment and discrimination protections, pay for shifts that are canceled