The plight of janitorial workers in California, many of whom are immigrant women working alone at night, was brought to light last June by a PBS Frontline investigation called Rape on the Night Shift. It uncovered an issue that Valles says was the industry’s “dirty little secret. A lot of women just didn’t talk about it, but everybody knew it was there.”
“If Brown signs A.B. 1978, the California Department of Industrial Relations will be required to implement sexual harassment prevention training for supervisors, as well as training for employees that informs them of their rights. The law will also create a registry system for janitorial contractors, increasing accountability in the industry. The registry would mimic systems that are in place for contractors in other industries, such as farm labor and garment manufacturing. The law will also support the expansion of an independent toll-free hotline for complaints.” – Rebecca McCray, takepart.com
Rape survivors are fasting to urge Governor Brown to sign AB1978- which will put protections in place to protect vulnerable workers from sexual assault & harassment! Join us nightly at 5pm for vigils at the Capitol in solidarity with workers.
Nightly Vigils in Support of Rape Survivors & AB1978
5pm- Monday 9/12, Tuesday 9/13, Wednesday 9/14, Thursday 9/15
(Friday 9/16- 11am End of Fast Solidarity Rally)
In Sacramento at the State Capitol