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How A Jim Crow Era Holdover Hurts Domestic Workers Today

How A Jim Crow Era Holdover Hurts Domestic Workers Today

by Carla Murphy on October 9 2014, 4:52PM

Domestic workers still may not be paid for time worked—and have no recourse to fight theft

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Celebrate The International Woman in Your Life With the ‘Meet My Immigrant Mom’ Tumblr

by Julianne Hing on March 8 2013, 5:35PM

It’s just love.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Celebrate Love, /NOW

Just in Time for Oscars, Street Artist Gets Hollywood to Think About Its Workers

Just in Time for Oscars, Street Artist Gets Hollywood to Think About Its Workers

by Jorge Rivas on February 24 2013, 10:51AM

Gomez’s installation includes cardboard cutouts of the Oscar statue, a housekeeper and gardener.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Report: Immigration Status and Race Affect Domestic Workers' Pay

Report: Immigration Status and Race Affect Domestic Workers’ Pay

by Julianne Hing on November 27 2012, 1:01PM

Welcome to the world of domestic work.

Topics: Economy, Immigration, /NOW

Janelle Monáe On Being a Former Maid and Why She Still Wears a Uniform

Janelle Monáe On Being a Former Maid and Why She Still Wears a Uniform

by Jorge Rivas on November 5 2012, 4:44AM

The singer-songwriter delivered the most moving speech of the evening at the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! 2012 awards ceremony.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Governor Brown Denies Overtime Protection to Domestic Workers in CA

Governor Brown Denies Overtime Protection to Domestic Workers in CA

by Jorge Rivas on October 1 2012, 9:59AM

Domestic workers in California will continue to be excluded from or discriminated against by most labor and employment laws.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Did One Of Romney's Housekeepers Make a Cameo in RNC Video?

Did One Of Romney’s Housekeepers Make a Cameo in RNC Video?

by Jorge Rivas on August 31 2012, 1:22PM

The video featured the Romney family inside their home several times but in one of the scenes a women who appears to be working for the family in the background was simply ignored.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Ramiro Gomez's Cardboard Cut Outs Make LA Times' Frontpage

Ramiro Gomez’s Cardboard Cut Outs Make LA Times’ Frontpage

by Jorge Rivas on June 5 2012, 2:31PM

Gomez hopes his works shed light on the unseen laborers who keep homes and lawns and care for youngsters.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Latino Street Artist Sparks Conversation About Labor in Beverly Hills Play

Latino Street Artist Sparks Conversation About Labor in Beverly Hills

by Jorge Rivas on May 9 2012, 10:45AM

A 25-year old Mexican American artist is forcing drivers in Beverly Hills to think about it’s workforce with art.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Ai-jen Poo, Activist Leading CA Domestic Workers, Makes Time 100

Ai-jen Poo, Activist Leading CA Domestic Workers, Makes Time 100

by Jorge Rivas on April 18 2012, 2:59PM

Ai-jen Poo leads a nationwide movement of nannies, housekeepers and care workers to gain long overdue workers’ rights

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Domestic Workers Use Oscar Buzz Around 'The Help' to Create Change

Domestic Workers Use Oscar Buzz Around ‘The Help’ to Create Change

by Rinku Sen on February 24 2012, 10:05AM

The film isn’t perfect, to be sure, but it offers a strategic opening to organizers fighting for domestic workers’ rights. And they’ve been smart enough to exploit it.

Topics: Oscars 2012, Movement, The Help

Calif. Domestic Workers Celebrate Oscar Nod for

Calif. Domestic Workers Celebrate Oscar Nod for “The Help”

by Jorge Rivas on January 24 2012, 5:45PM

Just before 6am this morning more than 500 domestic workers and children were in buses from around the state of California to march for domestic workers rights at the State Capitol in Sacramento when they learned about the Oscar nominations for ‘The Help.’

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Obama Shuts Jim Crow Era Labor-Law Loop Hole for Home Care Workers

Obama Shuts Jim Crow Era Labor-Law Loop Hole for Home Care Workers

by Jorge Rivas on December 16 2011, 10:35AM

President Obama and Secretary of Labor Solis announced nearly 2 million homecare workers will soon have federal overtime and minimum wage protections. These workers, among others, were left out of 1930s laws at behest of Southern white lawmakers.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

'The Help' Today Still Don't Have Rights, Actually

‘The Help’ Today Still Don’t Have Rights, Actually

by Rinku Sen on August 11 2011, 11:23AM

Fifty years after the Jim Crow era in which this much-discussed film is set, the largely immigrant women taking care of rich people’s families remain ignored by most labor protections.

Topics: Movement, The Help

Who's Gonna Care for the Aging Boomers? Poor, Immigrant Women

Who’s Gonna Care for the Aging Boomers? Poor, Immigrant Women

by Shani O. Hilton on July 13 2011, 10:39AM

As the GOP pushes Medicare and Medicaid cuts, advocates urge Congress to make the programs work for three million home-care givers making poverty-wages—and the ballooning number of people who depend upon them.

Topics: Economy, Health

It's Time to Talk to Employers About Domestic Workers' Rights

It’s Time to Talk to Employers About Domestic Workers’ Rights

by Akiba Solomon on April 27 2011, 9:00AM

As the movement for domestic workers’ rights spreads across the country, progressive employers will need a heads up that speaks to their consciences—and their pockets.

Topics: Gender

Domestic Workers Lead the Way to 21st Century Labor Rights

Domestic Workers Lead the Way to 21st Century Labor Rights

by Rinku Sen on September 2 2010, 11:31AM

An historic New York victory demonstrates what today’s labor movement needs to look like.

Topics: Economy

NY Domestic Workers Celebrate Historic Labor Win

NY Domestic Workers Celebrate Historic Labor Win

by Michelle Chen on September 1 2010, 11:04AM

It’s official: Gov. Paterson signed into law yesterday new rights for New York State’s domestic workers yesterday. Their movement may be a national model for reform.

Topics: Economy, On Gender

'Is She Yours?': Mixed-Race Families in the Eyes of Others

‘Is She Yours?’: Mixed-Race Families in the Eyes of Others

by Michelle Chen on August 18 2010, 9:10AM

Multiracial families often evoke strange looks of bewilderment from strangers, followed by the awkward question, “Is she yours?” Or the even more vexing, “Are you looking for more work?”

Topics: On Gender, Schools & Youth

Domestic Workers Get Overtime Pay But No Union

Domestic Workers Get Overtime Pay But No Union

by Karina Hurtado on July 29 2010, 9:45AM

A new law in New York grants basic human rights like a day off per week, but no collective bargaining.

Topics: Economy

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