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Domestic workers news and analysis from The Nation
March 9, 2021
Meet Julie Su, California’s Fighter for Workers
Biden’s nominee for deputy labor secretary has been a champion of the underrepresented for nearly three decades.
March 3, 2021
Silicon Valley’s Offer of Sectoral Bargaining Is a Trick
If national union leaders acquiesce to the creation of a third category of worker in exchange for sectoral bargaining, collective begging will replace collective bargaining.
October 30, 2020
For Persian Gulf Migrant Workers, the Pandemic Has Amplified Systemic Discrimination
Trapped in crowded, unsafe accommodations with little access to health care, millions have been abruptly deprived of income.
May 14, 2020
Undocumented Workers in Coronavirus Crisis
“Immigrant workers give life, give a pulse, to our economy. We need to be taken into account.”
April 14, 2020
This Crisis Has Created a New and Profound Sense of Solidarity
This crisis has exposed many cruel weaknesses in our social systems, but the best of humanity is also on display.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
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January 31, 2020
How Can I Help My Mom’s Domestic Worker Get a Dignified Retirement?
Another reader asks, “Why haven’t we gotten past restrictive gender roles around child care and socializing?”
August 16, 2019
A Young Mayor Makes the Case for a Guaranteed Income
Once a skeptic, Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs is now overseeing a radical anti-poverty program.
March 8, 2019
What if Workers Owned Their Workplaces?
The cooperative movement is showing that worker-owned businesses can not only survive, but thrive.
November 29, 2018
The New Federal Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Would Remedy Decades of Injustice
America’s 2 million domestic workers have minimal protections on the job. The bill announced today would fundamentally change their industry.
August 1, 2018
What’s Next for #MeToo?
Women who’ve worked a decade to get to this “moment” say more is needed to change attitudes about sexual harassment and assault.