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How Louis C.K. helps the domestic workers’ movement by showing that parenting is work

TweetEd. Note: This is a guest post by Sheila Bapat. Sheila is a former employment attorney who now writes about gender and economic justice. Her book about the U.S. domestic workers’ movement will be released by Ig Publishing in 2014. I saw American Hustle on New Years Day. I was pleasantly surprised when comedian Louis C.K. [...]
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Obama administration extends labor protections to home care workers

TweetSome good, if long overdue, news for the nation’s home care workers. Via The New York Times: The Obama administration announced on Tuesday that it was extending minimum wage and overtime protections to the nation’s nearly two million home care workers. Advocates for low-wage workers have pushed for this change, asserting that home care workers, who care for [...]
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California passes the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

Tweet Image via Yesterday, the California Senate passed a bill that would guarantee domestic workers basic labor protections such as overtime pay and meal breaks. This could be a huge step for California domestic workers, allowing them to join the ranks of Hawaii and New York, where domestic workers bills are already in place. According [...]
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How you can support the domestic workers movement

Tweet Domestic work is gendered and waaay undervalued. This we know. We know this because it’s been established over and over again on feminist blogs and in academia. But more importantly we know this because so many of us have seen it happen before our very eyes. We’ve watched our mothers cook and clean each [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Tweet California domestic workers demand a Bill of Rights. Remember when prison abolition was a feminist priority? In case you needed another reason to hate drones, Amanda Marcotte has you covered. “What theory did you use to stay warm at night?” A map of New York publications. NC Senate passes bill erroneously listing abortion as [...]
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