Photo: 'Parks and Recreation" Comedian Amy Poehler Supports Calif. Domestic Workers Bill of Rights
Amy Poehler, formerly of NBC’s long-running Saturday Night Live and currently on Parks and Recreation, has lent herself to the National Domestic Workers Alliance.
The hilarious comedian recently showed her support for the California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights (AB 889). The bill would improve the quality of care for children, families and seniors by expanding basic labor protections for household workers and setting industry-wide standards. It will include housekeepers, childcare providers & caregivers and provide these workers with overtime pay, adequate sleeping conditions for live-in workers, as well as meal and rest breaks.
On June 2, 2011, the California Assembly approved AB 889 and earlier this month, the New York Times endorsed it.
Poehler made a video discussing the important role domestic workers play in her home, and has urged others to support the bill as well.