From: Street Sense
The article is about the struggles and challenges faced by domestic workers in Washington, D.C., particularly those who work in roles like construction and child care. It highlights the case of Yeny, a domestic worker who had a 16-hour workday but was not paid for her work by her employer. The article discusses the exploitation and lack of legal protections faced by domestic workers, especially women of color, who often work in private settings and face issues such as unpaid wages, lack of written contracts, and retaliation for asserting their rights.
It also covers efforts by advocacy groups like the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) to pass the Domestic Worker Employment Rights Amendment Act of 2022, which aims to provide better protections and rights for domestic workers and require written contracts between employers and employees.