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Domestic workers news and analysis from The Nation
April 5, 2017
Trump’s Courageous, Valiant Decision to Gut Government Worker Safety
Truly admirable: The president has undone regulation ensuring fair pay and safety standards for federal contractors.
October 28, 2016
What If Presidential Candidates Thanked Their Childcare Workers in Their Victory Speeches?
Amy Poehler sits down with Ai-jen Poo of the National Domestic Workers Alliance.
August 5, 2016
Women Day Laborers Are Tired of Waiting for Work, and for Justice
In Brooklyn, a new study shows that women face an underground labor market fraught with hidden risks.
July 27, 2016
Yes, Temps Can Unionize Too
Temp employees often have a hard time figuring out who their real boss is. A new NLRB ruling takes the guesswork out of that conundrum.
July 1, 2016
Home-Care Workers Are Now Protected by Minimum-Wage Laws
Are you surprised they weren’t before?
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May 27, 2016
Even After Minimum-Wage Hikes, Workers Could Still Be Getting Robbed
The new wage laws will increase minimum wages, but won’t strengthen the wage-enforcement system.
May 2, 2016
$15 an Hour Won’t Help These Workers
A higher minimum wage is necessary, but not enough, to lift part-time workers out of poverty.
April 15, 2016
The Average Woman Loses Over $10,000 Dollars Every Year to the Gender Pay Gap
It’s 2016 and women are still earning just 79 cents for every dollar made by men.
March 30, 2016
Vietnam’s Labor Newspaper, Where a Staff of 200 Reports on Abuses at Home and Abroad
belongs to the official union federation, but it maintains an independent critical voice.
November 30, 2015
Which Democrat Will Pass the Working Families Test?
The Working Families Party is asking its members to help decide whom to back for president.