You may have heard of Well-Paid Maids. It’s the cleaning company committed to paying its employees (yes, employees — not contractors) a fair, living wage starting at $20 an hour.
Plus, their cleaners get benefits like health, dental and vision insurance; 22 paid days off per year; and 100% employer-paid commuting costs.
But what you might not know is that, in addition to taking care of its own employees, Well-Paid Maids is dedicated to fighting for all employees by advocating for progressive policies.
Over the years, Well-Paid Maids employees have testified in state capitals and federally to emphasize the need for a higher minimum wage, public paid family and medical leave programs, and more.
“It is important to recognize… that there is a policy failure, which is that people don’t make enough money to live on,” the company’s founder, Aaron Seyedian, told The Washington Post.
Starting Well-Paid Maids as a living example of what policy could accomplish — as well as a vehicle for activism — was Seyedian’s way of contributing to the progressive movement.
So what does this mean for you, someone who deserves to have their home professionally cleaned on a regular basis? It means you can feel good about hiring Well-Paid Maids.
Not only are you supporting a model employer, you’re helping the company lift up its model as an example to policymakers everywhere.
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