Unpredictable work, without benefits or stability: this is the sorry position that a growing number of Americans find themselves in as our economy comes to rely more and more on precarious workers. In this video, Ai-jen Poo, director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, speaks about the fight to secure more legal rights for all of these workers and how “this is just the beginning.”

For more on our precarious economy, watch Ross Perlin explain just who precarious workers are.

—Elizabeth Whitman