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Finding Aid to the Household Workers' Rights Records, 1982-1996
larc.ms.0028  
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Description
Consists of materials from the nonprofit organization Household Workers' Rights, including a questionnaire, newsletters, and registration forms.
Background
Household Workers' Rights, a Bay Area non-profit women's association, was organized March 1979 by employee members of the Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Board #15. In 1976, the IWC had first covered household workers with benefits such as lunch breaks, overtime pay, and reporting time pay (household worker reports to place of employment but is locked out and thus unable to work.) Because of the nature and isolation of household work, law enforcement was problematic. Household Workers' Rights, originally a Union WAGE project, attempted to alleviate some of the problems which were faced by the workers, mostly women and two-thirds of them minority women.
Extent
.75 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Labor Archives and Research Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of the Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Labor Archives and Research Center as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research, with the exception of restricted access to inactive individual registrations of household workers for reasons of confidentiality.