I’ve been working on too many longer projects that don’t give me the immediate satisfaction single gags do. So, here are two lovely characters from the early 19th century because, why not?
Oregon signed this bill into law June 17, 2015 but it took effect just this year. According to this law, a domestic worker is generally anyone works in someone’s home to maintain it. Some key provisions:
- Household workers are given 24 hours in a row off. A whole stinking day because of course they don’t get a weekend. And if they do have to work at all on their one day off, they get overtime.
- Workers who worked on average 30 hours per week get three paid days off. Three. Three days. That’s labor day weekend. Insane.
- Live-in household workers get overtime starting at 44 hours and they must be given 8 consecutive hours off and “adequate sleeping arrangements.” What did they get before, a crate?
- It grants workers protection under sexual harassment and discrimination laws. How was this not automatic?
I guess what I didn’t realize is despite the amount these household workers prop up their bourgeoisie masters, I mean, employers, they really are not regarded as legit workers. Props to Oregon for taking that step. Who’s next?