New Law Isn't Really Helping "The Help"

When New York passed the nation's first Domestic Workers' Bill Of Rights last year, it was a victory both for those who fought for it, mostly immigrants from Latin America and the Caribbean, and feminism, as it was a blow against the historic devaluation of "women's work." However, seven month after the law went into… » 4/15/11 4:59pm 4/15/11 4:59pm

Coming Soon: Full Employment Rights For New York's Domestic Workers

Within a few weeks, thanks to their own organizing efforts, domestic workers in New York State will be the first nationally to get basic employment rights such as "overtime pay, paid leave and protection from workplace discrimination." California may follow. » 10/27/10 2:28pm 10/27/10 2:28pm

The Invisible Intimacy Of Women's Work

What do at-home caregivers and executive assistants have in common? They toil, often on the sidelines, know the intimate details of their employers' lives — and are usually women. » 6/17/10 1:30pm 6/17/10 1:30pm