Domestic workers plan to rally near the Department of Labor headquarters Tuesday, calling on the newly-confirmed labor secretary and the White House to extend minimum-wage requirements and other workplace protections to in-home caregivers.
The National Domestic Workers Alliance has organized the demonstration as part of its annual convention in Washington. The Labor Department is considering proposals that could meet the group’s demands, but the agency has not finalized the guidelines.
The rally will take place just five days after the Senate confirmed Thomas Perez to head the Labor Department. Perez previously led the Justice Department’s civil rights division.
President Obama pledged two years ago to end federal regulations that exclude in-home care providers from certain workplace protections, and Vice President Biden made similar remarks last month.
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