Domestic workers’ bill of rights passes out of committee

As expected, this morning the “Domestic workers’ bill of rights” passed out of committee with much fanfare and no opposition.

The set of eleven proposed amendments, none of which were controversial, were all accepted in a single vote, and the amended bill was passed out of committee unanimously.

Both Council member Teresa Mosqueda, the bill’s sponsor, and Mayor Jenny Durkan released statements marking the occasion.

The ordinance is Mosqueda’s signature legislation to-date, requiring several months of work to craft and fulfilling a campaign promise she made last fall.

The bill moves to the full City Council for a final approval on Monday afternoon.