In the Thick: The Great Labor Injustice

Maria and Julio are joined by Ai-jen Poo, co-founder and executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and Pablo Alvarado, co-executive director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, to discuss labor organizing for essential workers. They get into the pandemic’s impact on informal economies, on-the-ground movements to protect low-wage workers, and what meaningful labor reforms would look like.

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NEW REPORT: When Women Succeed, America Succeeds: Investing in Women’s Return to the Workforce

This report shows how women’s labor force participation rates — despite modest rebounds — are still well below historic highs, and how policies including paid family and medical leave, universal pre-K, and capping child cares costs will allow more women to return to the workforce, in turn strengthening our economy and our society.

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dcist: Domestic Workers Bill Of Rights Introduced To Protect Those Who ‘Do Incredibly Difficult Work For Not High Pay’

D.C. At-Large Councilmember Elissa Silverman announced Tuesday morning that her office has filed a bill that if passed, will require employers to provide written contracts to workers such as house cleaners, nannies, and home health aides. The Domestic Worker Employment Rights Amendment Act of 2022 will also extend protections against workplace discrimination and ensure workplace safety under previously established D.C. laws.

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