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María del Carmen Díaz (left), a domestic worker and leader in the Pennsylvania Domestic Workers Alliance, speaks on June 20 about the legislation introduced to City Council which extends a range of labor rights and protections to housekeepers, nannies, caretakers, and others in the domestic worker industry. Nicole Kligerman (right), director of the PDWA, stands by, providing translation from Spanish to English. Photo: Emily Neil / AL DÍA News

If passed in the fall, the landmark legislation will make Philadelphia the largest city in the U.S. to extend labor rights to domestic workers.

Alianza presiona por la Declaración de derechos de las trabajadoras del hogar de Filadelfia

 03/11/2019 - 14:38
María del Carmen Díaz has worked as a nanny, caretaker, and house-cleaner in the 24 years that have passed since she first arrived in Philadelphia from Mexico. As a member of the Pennsylvania Domestic Workers Alliance, del Carmen Díaz is working to pass a Philadelphia Domestic Worker Bill of Rights, that would stipulate rights and regulations for what has long been a profession unprotected by law. Photo: Emily Neil / AL DÍA News

Una organización local dirigida por trabajadoras encabeza la lucha para asegurar que la protección jurídica sea ampliada para incluir a una de las profesiones más vulnerables de la fuerza laboral de Filadelfia, que podría convertirse en una de las ciudades estadounidenses más grandes, a la fecha, en aprobar una legislación tal.

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