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Domestic workers news and analysis from The Nation
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.
July 10, 2018
What Happens When Care Work Comes on Demand?
The gig economy is disrupting domestic and care work—to workers’ detriment.
July 2, 2018
Cities Are Saying ‘No’ to ICE by Canceling Their Contracts With the Agency
Dispatches from the Urban Resistance, June 2018: From Austin to Toledo and beyond.
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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?