Tag Archives: domestic workers

What happens when women are “illegal”?

TweetEd. note: This is a guest post by Juliana Britto Schwartz. By day, Juliana is a student at University of California, Santa Cruz. By night, she is a Latina feminist blogger at Julianabritto.com, where she writes about reproductive health justice, immigration, and feminist movements in Latin America. Earlier this week, the Associated Press made the decision to drop the [...]
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Quick hit: Where are the domestic workers in immigration reform?

TweetSo you’ve heard that the Senate proposed a bipartisan plan to reform immigration laws on Monday which proposes pathways to citizenship — as well as an increase in border patrol. While the question of how same sex couples will be addressed under the law is still up in the air, Bryce Covert for The Nation [...]
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New report on domestic workers exposes low pay, harsh conditions, and need for labor protections

TweetYesterday, the National Domestic Workers Alliance–led by the amazing Ai-jen Poo–released a groundbreaking report on the work conditions faced by domestic workers (nannies, maids, caregivers, etc.) nationwide. The survey of over 2,000 domestic workers revealed the effects of race and immigration status on workers’ pay. Some troubling stats: 94% of domestic workers are women. 23 percent of workers are [...]
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What We Missed

TweetAs Bangladeshis protest the deaths of over 120 people in a factory fire, a Fox host actually says the workers who were killed laboring under sweatshop conditions producing Wal Mart apparel were lucky to have the jobs. The UN passes its first resolution condemning female genital mutilation. In the latest from the War on Women, GOP [...]
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Gov. Jerry Brown vetoes California domestic workers protection bill

Tweet Ai Jen Poo and other organizers from the National Domestic Workers Alliance.  Because ensuring meal breaks are apparently too much to ask for. AP reports: Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday announced that he had vetoed legislation that would have provided overtime pay, meal breaks and other labor protections to an estimated 200,000 caregivers, nannies [...]
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