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Charlotte Noss honored by the California Domestic Workers Coalition
The California Domestic Workers Coalition recognized LAS-ELC attorney Charlotte Noss for her dedication to the fight for social justice for domestic workers. The award honors her contributions and hard work to support the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights campaign.
On Monday, June 18, 2012, over a hundred domestic workers and allies gathered at the Women’s Building in the Mission to celebrate national and international victories of the domestic worker campaign. The event celebrated the one-year anniversary of the Convention on Domestic Workers, passed at the 100th annual Conference of the International Labor Organization (ILO) on June 16, 2011. Domestic worker Guillermina Castellanos, who was present at the ILO conference in 2011 representing domestic workers in the U.S. shared her reflections from that powerful experience. Domestic workers marked the victory one-year later and recorded a message in Tagalog to send to domestic workers in the Philippines, which just became the second country behind Uruguay to ratify the convention.
Other important allies of the Coalition were also honored, including the SF Labor Council, the California Immigrant Policy Center, and attorneys from the Women’s Employment Rights Clinic and Golden Gate University.