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Domestic workers news and analysis from The Nation
June 25, 2021
Domestic Workers Are Using the Gig Economy Against Itself
Domestic workers are taking advantage of the “disruptor” tech companies that are trying to redefine work to win labor protections.
June 4, 2021
A Tale of 2 States
Vastly different approaches to governance in California and Texas show two diverging paths—one forward, and one to ruin.
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.
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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
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.