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senate Bill S. 2112

Should There Be a Workplace Bill of Rights for Domestic Workers?

Argument in favor

As a group, domestic workers are some of the most underpaid workers in the U.S. Due to their exclusion from major labor protections, they’re vulnerable to wage theft, sexual harassment, systemically low wages and poor working conditions. This bill would make major steps to address these challenges.

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08/23/2019
An ever growing list of trumps accomplishments and of those in congress who support him: Most recent: Was going to give you tax cuts but decided not to. We will soon average a 1.2 trillion deficit. He is repeating NRA talking points on background checks so expect no action taken regardless of the fact there has been 27 arrested over threats to commit mass attacks since El Paso( NOT TOLEDO). Bragged about indefinite child detention because it brings families together. Attacking fellow congresswomen in really disgusting ways and making anti-Semitic remarks about Jews calling them disloyal. Thinks he’s the chosen one based on a conspiracy theory web sight. Impeachment: Obstruction of Justice. Profiting from the Presidency. Collusion - They had a meeting & lied about it. Advocating political & police violence. Abuse of power. Engaging in reckless behavior. Persecuting political opponents. Attacking the free press. Violating immigrants Right to Due Process. Violating campaign finance laws. Racist: Speaks directly to and often tweeting straight from white supremacists. Calls them very fine people. Told fellow congresswomen to go back where they came from. Called them shit hole countries. Called them murderers and rapists. Calls her Pocahontas. Took out full page adds calling for the death of five innocent black kids in New York, 1989. Literally has said in an interview he has Hitlers speeches, My New Order in his nightstand. Our Money: Spent campaign finance money on hush payments to silence a porn star he had an affair with in order to hide it from the voters. Has spent over $100 million of our tax dollars playing golf at his own golf courses. Has never divested from companies and advertises and profits off the White House. Was going to cut Medicaid and Medicare funding to pay for the tax cuts he gave to the rich. Is actively destroying farmers lives with his trade wars that we all know only hurts our pockets not Chinas. Has made the lives of every truck driver across America as well as our own, more dangerous by removing safety regulations that only benefits the pockets of the CEOs of those companies. Has removed any and all protections we had in place from work safety, environment, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights and gives that power back to the CEOs, oil companies, men and old white men. Sexual Predator: Accused by more than 20 women of molestation and rape. Bragged about said molestation on tape. Has cheated on all three wives (see above). Has made sexual remarks on camera about his daughter. Belittles and bully’s strong women. Not even sure he’s aware he has two daughters. Idiot: Took the side of Putin over America’s own security agencies on the national stage. Lacks the intelligence and facts needed to communicate on a global level much less national one. Makes policy decisions based on FOX media. Lies when speaks. Doesn’t believe in science and quite often displays his ignorance of it. Russia: Lied about meetings with Russians. Lied about a trump tower Moscow. Personal attorney Michael Cohen (same guy who broke campaign finance laws under trumps direction) had contacts with russian officials. National Security aide Flynn resigned over Russian contacts. Jeff Sessions recused himself because of Russian contacts. Manafort resigned because of Russian contacts. Campaign foreign policy adviser Papadopoulos met with Russians then bragged about it to Australians who then turned that info over to our FBI. Sixteen campaign officials had contacts with Russia and at least nine others new about it. Russian mobster lived in trump tower. trump casino was flagged 106 times for lax money laundering standards and same Russian frequently stayed at trump casino. Has been selling real estate to Russians for years. It really is surprising how many connections to Russians this man has. Rick Scott, Marco Rubio, Bill Posey You are my representatives. OLC policy: The indictment or criminal prosecution of a sitting President would unconstitutionally undermine the capacity of the executive branch to perform its constitutionally assigned functions. It’s time to do your job. You swore an oath to this country, it’s people and me to uphold the constitution. The president has never upheld that oath. How do you want to be remembered?
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Janet's Opinion
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08/23/2019
Yes, otherwise there would be no protections or fairness for workers who are the backbone of all businesses. Some employers do not appreciate the human sacrifice that a worker endures to make a decent wage, health benefits, etc.
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Martha's Opinion
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08/23/2019
Domestic workers need protections and if one can afford someone to cook and clean for them then one can afford benefits. I don't know anyone of low middle or low income who can afford domestic help with or without benefits so I don't think the affordability for these groups is of concern.
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Argument opposed

By raising the cost of domestic workers’ wages and making their industry more regulated, this bill would inevitably raise the cost of hiring domestic workers. This would price middle- and lower-income households out of hiring much-needed help that allows parents in those income groups to hire household assistance.

Libertarian's Opinion
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08/22/2019
Seriously? Do we not already have a legal system in this country? If the work conditions are poor, people leave. Case and point, the high turnover of Amazon workers. Stop waisting our money, please.
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Gopin2020's Opinion
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08/22/2019
They are not US citizens and have no constitutional rights. Try protecting Americans not non citizens. #MAGA
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tituswife's Opinion
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08/22/2019
If you don't like your pay, benefits, job... find another one.
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The house has not voted
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
    IntroducedJuly 15th, 2019
    An ever growing list of trumps accomplishments and of those in congress who support him: Most recent: Was going to give you tax cuts but decided not to. We will soon average a 1.2 trillion deficit. He is repeating NRA talking points on background checks so expect no action taken regardless of the fact there has been 27 arrested over threats to commit mass attacks since El Paso( NOT TOLEDO). Bragged about indefinite child detention because it brings families together. Attacking fellow congresswomen in really disgusting ways and making anti-Semitic remarks about Jews calling them disloyal. Thinks he’s the chosen one based on a conspiracy theory web sight. Impeachment: Obstruction of Justice. Profiting from the Presidency. Collusion - They had a meeting & lied about it. Advocating political & police violence. Abuse of power. Engaging in reckless behavior. Persecuting political opponents. Attacking the free press. Violating immigrants Right to Due Process. Violating campaign finance laws. Racist: Speaks directly to and often tweeting straight from white supremacists. Calls them very fine people. Told fellow congresswomen to go back where they came from. Called them shit hole countries. Called them murderers and rapists. Calls her Pocahontas. Took out full page adds calling for the death of five innocent black kids in New York, 1989. Literally has said in an interview he has Hitlers speeches, My New Order in his nightstand. Our Money: Spent campaign finance money on hush payments to silence a porn star he had an affair with in order to hide it from the voters. Has spent over $100 million of our tax dollars playing golf at his own golf courses. Has never divested from companies and advertises and profits off the White House. Was going to cut Medicaid and Medicare funding to pay for the tax cuts he gave to the rich. Is actively destroying farmers lives with his trade wars that we all know only hurts our pockets not Chinas. Has made the lives of every truck driver across America as well as our own, more dangerous by removing safety regulations that only benefits the pockets of the CEOs of those companies. Has removed any and all protections we had in place from work safety, environment, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights and gives that power back to the CEOs, oil companies, men and old white men. Sexual Predator: Accused by more than 20 women of molestation and rape. Bragged about said molestation on tape. Has cheated on all three wives (see above). Has made sexual remarks on camera about his daughter. Belittles and bully’s strong women. Not even sure he’s aware he has two daughters. Idiot: Took the side of Putin over America’s own security agencies on the national stage. Lacks the intelligence and facts needed to communicate on a global level much less national one. Makes policy decisions based on FOX media. Lies when speaks. Doesn’t believe in science and quite often displays his ignorance of it. Russia: Lied about meetings with Russians. Lied about a trump tower Moscow. Personal attorney Michael Cohen (same guy who broke campaign finance laws under trumps direction) had contacts with russian officials. National Security aide Flynn resigned over Russian contacts. Jeff Sessions recused himself because of Russian contacts. Manafort resigned because of Russian contacts. Campaign foreign policy adviser Papadopoulos met with Russians then bragged about it to Australians who then turned that info over to our FBI. Sixteen campaign officials had contacts with Russia and at least nine others new about it. Russian mobster lived in trump tower. trump casino was flagged 106 times for lax money laundering standards and same Russian frequently stayed at trump casino. Has been selling real estate to Russians for years. It really is surprising how many connections to Russians this man has. Rick Scott, Marco Rubio, Bill Posey You are my representatives. OLC policy: The indictment or criminal prosecution of a sitting President would unconstitutionally undermine the capacity of the executive branch to perform its constitutionally assigned functions. It’s time to do your job. You swore an oath to this country, it’s people and me to uphold the constitution. The president has never upheld that oath. How do you want to be remembered?
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    Seriously? Do we not already have a legal system in this country? If the work conditions are poor, people leave. Case and point, the high turnover of Amazon workers. Stop waisting our money, please.
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    Yes, otherwise there would be no protections or fairness for workers who are the backbone of all businesses. Some employers do not appreciate the human sacrifice that a worker endures to make a decent wage, health benefits, etc.
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    Domestic workers need protections and if one can afford someone to cook and clean for them then one can afford benefits. I don't know anyone of low middle or low income who can afford domestic help with or without benefits so I don't think the affordability for these groups is of concern.
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    Domestic workers are very vulnerable to abuse and are paid very low wages. A Bill of Rights is necessary.
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    It is amazing how many people act as if just “getting another job” will fix the problems of every day individuals. Yes we know we have the freedom to leave; what a lot of us don’t have the freedom to do is simply leave a job while looking for a new one. There are millions of Americans who work paycheck to paycheck and can’t even afford to take a day off to attend an interview elsewhere. I pull myself up by my bootstraps everyday like the right loves to say and yet despite working damn near 50 hours a week I still can’t create a financial cushion and not one job opening in my area is paying more than 16 an hour. Some of you really like to condescend to others that suffer and it’s really unfortunate.
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    There should be a workplace bill of rights, period.
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    As a group, domestic workers are some of the most underpaid workers in the U.S. Due to their exclusion from major labor protections, they’re vulnerable to wage theft, sexual harassment, systemically low wages and poor working conditions. This bill would make major steps to address these challenges.
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    Absolutely! All of the most essential needs we have when we have kids and must work to support them, when we are sick and need help, when we are young and need to be taught the knowledge we will need to survive and succeed, when we age and need assistance to perform our daily activities, when we have an accident, or our house catches on fire — a hundred other needs we have to insure that we can live reasonably comfortably— ALL of these things require the aid of workers who are financially valued the least in their jobs by our country. The more we are unable to do without them, the less we are willing to compensate them. The values of capitalism and libertarianism, unreasonably applied to human beings is at the root of this. Those whose work matters most in our society are taken for granted and their value to us disregarded as we pursue our national agenda of acquisition and our worship of the culture of deregulated capitalism. It is time to humanize capitalism and make it responsive to ALL of our needs. This is one way to begin that process.
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    They are not US citizens and have no constitutional rights. Try protecting Americans not non citizens. #MAGA
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    If you don't like your pay, benefits, job... find another one.
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    Alll humans have rights.
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    This idea that you should have more or less rights based on the type of work you do is very flawed. Of course they should be included.
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    I never met anyone I thought of as ‘middle class’ who had an employee.
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    Yes, absolutely. Otherwise, Corrupt Conservatives will abuse them, exploit and take advantage of them, and in many cases, essentially enslave them. When you do not see other human beings as living beings that deserve to be respected and treated humanely, and you do not possess human traits, such as empathy, and compassion, you tend to treat human beings as objects. This is the case with Conservatism and the mental disease that Conservatives are afflicted with. Conservatism has removed or not allowed human traits and qualities to develop in the brain, and therefore Conservatives are rendered harmful to others and society. Some appear to understand and comprehend laws and rights, and most likely legal ramifications that may cost them money, which is more precious to Conservatives than a human life. This is why we must provide written laws that protect innocent victims from Conservatism and Conservatives.
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    By raising the cost of domestic workers’ wages and making their industry more regulated, this bill would inevitably raise the cost of hiring domestic workers. This would price middle- and lower-income households out of hiring much-needed help that allows parents in those income groups to hire household assistance. SneakyPete......... 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻. 8.22.19..........
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    You bet there should be! The horror stories I’ve heard from some of these people are beyond belief. They deserve the same respect as any other worker. Do it! The rich, especially, have been getting away with paying these people a pittance for ages, considering the work they do. You put yourself in their shoes and ask yourselves if this is a life you would choose. I doubt you’d say yes. They should be treated just like any other worker - overtime pay, payroll deductions (so they have some right to Social Security and Medicare, when they are eligible), and vacation time, at the bare minimum. You wealthy, who take advantage of those less fortunate, will get yours on judgment day. Better make sure you’re up to it and not going down the other way, like your lover, the Dump!
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    Long overdue! These hard workers need help too as most are taken advantage of in a variety of ways including extended work hours, low wages, no opportunity for insurance, vacation or sick time or to collect unemployment!
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    For too long, domestic workers have been not treated like real workers. In the shadows of legitimate employment.
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    This will dramatically reduce the number of these jobs, women and poor will be hit hardest.
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