Tuesday, March 09, 2010

WBAI Radio's Building Bridges: "International Working Woman’s Day Special: “Your Home, My Work”"

WBAI Radio's Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Produced & Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg
Monday, March 8, 2010, 7-8 p.m. EST, over 99.5 FM
or streaming live at
International Working Woman’s Day Special
“Your Home, My Work”

Domestic workers tell their stories - stories of their pains, their pride
and their efforts to organize for labor rights. Since slavery, the domestic
work force has been predominately women of color. With the abolition
of slavery African-American women were still the predominate workers,
as immigrant women began to enter that workforce. Today, largely
women of color, from around the world work as domestic workers.
Everyday, 200,000 domestic workers (nannies, companions for the
elderly, housekeepers) in New York make it possible for their employers
to go to work. Most are employed without a living wage, healthcare, and
basic labor protections. Domestic work is vital to the economy and the
community, but domestic workers remain invisible, vulnerable, and
undervalued. “Your Home, My Work” recognizes and values domestic
laborers and their unity in pushing for a Domestic Workers Bill of Rights.

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15 minutes after the program ends. To listen, download or pod cast
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