Gov. Brown vetoes 'Domestic Worker Bill of Rights'

Governor Jerry Brown on Sunday vetoed a bill that would have provide overtime pay and meal and rest breaks for some 200,000 home health aides, childcare providers, and house cleaners.
Governor Jerry Brown on Sunday vetoed a bill that would have provide overtime pay and meal and rest breaks for some 200,000 home health aides, childcare providers, and house cleaners. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday vetoed a bill that would have provide overtime pay and meal and rest breaks for some 200,000 home health aides, childcare providers, and house cleaners.

Brown said the bill, AB 889, raises too many questions, and requires more study.

"Governor Brown missed an opportunity to prove himself as a leader in civil rights by ensuring that the people caring for California's children, people with disabilities and the elderly no longer have to go without proper sleep or meals,” said San Francisco Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, who sponsored AB 889. “His veto sets back labor rights in California," Ammiano added.

The California Chamber of Commerce was among those opposing the bill. It believed that AB 889 "would result in unreasonable, nonsensical regulations that would overwhelm working families with small children,” according to chamber policy advocate Jennifer Barrera.

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