For Those Forgotten By The Election

Gilda Blanco

My first job in the U.S. was cleaning houses in the wealthy part of New York's Long Island.

Inside the marbled halls of America's expensive homes, I encountered challenges that shocked me, but were no different than the experiences of workers in Donald Trump's real estate business. For three years, I worked 16-hour days almost every day for less than $400 per month. I was underpaid and isolated.