Dozens of household workers and allies gathered this morning in front of the Ronald Reagan State Building in Los Angeles to commemorate the 2 year anniversary of the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in California, AB 241. But the tone wasn't quite celebratory. That's because the caregivers, home care workers, nannies, babysitters and housekeepers present knew all too well that having a law on the books guaranteeing overtime means little if:
A) the law is not enforced
B) workers aren't educated
C) employers are not educated.
IDEPSCA is happy to announce that the Day Labor Project (DLP) has two new staff members.
Omar Encinas (left) comes on board as coordinator for our Downtown Community Job Center and Alberto Rebalo (right) is the coordinator for the Harbor City Community Job Center. Both have experience working doing outreach and community development on Boyle Heights and we feel lucky to have them at IDEPSCA.
The Institute of Popular Education of Southern California (IDEPSCA) is a nonprofit community based organization whose purpose is to promote self-determination in the Latino community in Southern California politically, culturally, and economically using popular education methodology. We promote the development of collective solutions to community problems.
Job Title: Community Health Outreach Organizer
Reports to: Health Project Coordinator, Executive Director, and Board of Directors
Program: Workers Health Program
Status: Part-Time (20 hours/week)
Human Rights Organizations Call on President Obama to Use his Executive Power to End Family Detention Immediately
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Esther Portillo (347) 585-7462, firstname.lastname@example.org; Nancy Zuniga (310) 433-1997, email@example.com
Human Rights organizations from around the country denounce the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s recent announcement that the agency will continue to incarcerate women and children from Central America under its controversial family detention program. The coalition of organizations calls on President Obama to use his executive power to bring an end to family detention immediately.