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  • Investing in the Care Economy: Domestic Workers in California Hope for Overtime Pay

    By Sheila Bapat, Truthout | News Analysis

    The opposition to overtime protections for domestic workers reveals the need for greater public investment in care work generally. (Photo: Michael Nagle / The New York Times) The opposition to overtime protections for domestic workers reveals the need for greater public investment in care work generally. (Photo: Michael Nagle / The New York Times)

    California's SB 1015 attempts to permanently protect domestic workers who have historically been excluded from overtime pay. But where does that leave disabled people who need home care but often are themselves low-income? San Francisco's new Support at Home initiative offers one solution.

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