Invisible Women: The Real History of Domestic Workers in America (an interactive timeline)

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As the push for immigration reform continues, the Senate Gang of Eight's plan includes measures that would make it easier for farmworkers—who play a role of "utmost importance in our nation"—to gain citizenship. Meanwhile, another major immigrant labor group that bolsters the US economy by freeing up the time of millions of other workers gets no such special treatment. For the nation's nannies, housekeepers, cooks, and companions to the elderly, this is just the latest slight in a long history of systematic exclusion from basic labor and human rights protections.

Read the whole article, and view the interactive timeline, at the Mother Jones website.