The Domestic Care Movement

Nov 27, 2019
2:10 PM
Originally published at In The Thick

via Domestic Workers Aliiance Facebook Page

Maria and Julio are joined by Ai-jen Poo, senior advisor to Care in Action, executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and the co-director of Caring Across Generations, and Alexsis Rodgers, Care in Action’s Virginia state director, to discuss the history of the domestic care movement, and how its legacy of slavery and racism impacts labor rights to this day. Plus, they also talk about the ways in which domestic care advocates are making strides to endorse women of color candidates in Virginia and what that means for the 2020 election cycle.


ITT Staff Picks:
  • The new labor movement fighting for domestic workers’ rights via The New York Times.
  • From In These Times: The deep historical roots of American domestic worker organizing.
  • The legacy of Fahari Jeffers, co-founder of the United Domestic Workers Union, via Latino Rebels.


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