Edited to add: I didn’t mean to do it! I didn’t uncheck the box that says put this on the front page and OMG look where it wound up! Please, someone who can, move it over to the sidebar where it belongs!
Over at Booman Tribune I got linked into this happy story at Huffpo:
It’s definitely a BFD for the many hard-working, unappreciated, peon-wages-paid folks who take care of the most vulnerable among us. As the article says,
In a move that will change working conditions for two million Americans, the Labor Department announced Tuesday the enactment of a new rule that will extend minimum wage and overtime protections to home care workers, one of the fastest-growing occupations in the country.
As of Jan. 1, 2015, the long-awaited change will end a 38-year-old carveout that excluded workers who attend to the elderly and disabled in their homes from the basic labor protections enjoyed by most Americans.
“Now, waitaminnit”, I hear you say, “just where do the giant puppets come into this?” Thusly: