Rhode Island’s current minimum wage law contains an exemption for “domestic service” workers, a group of employees comprised largely of women, BIPOC individuals, and immigrants. The discriminatory nature of this exemption is abundantly clear, and we supported a piece of legislation which would have included such workers under the minimum wage requirements. Unfortunately, the bill died in committee in both the House and the Senate.
Domestic Worker Minimum Wage (H 5263, S 323)
Representative Anastasia Williams and Senator Dawn Euer
Died in Committee