Tagged: domestic workers

Merkley, Wyden join legislation to safeguard elections from partisan interference

The article discusses the introduction of the Preventing Election Subversion Act by U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden of Oregon, along with other colleagues. The legislation aims to establish safeguards to protect state election administration from partisan influence and empower non-partisan local election officials. The act is endorsed by NDWA.

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Culture Shift: How ‘And Just Like That’ Is Showing More of New York’s Rich Diversity (Guest Column)

This article suggests that while "And Just Like That" has made progress in addressing social and cultural issues, it has an opportunity to explore economic diversity by depicting the lives of domestic workers. Characters like Charlotte and Lisa likely employ house cleaners, and the show could break new ground by portraying the challenges these workers face—potentially women, people of color, immigrants, dealing with irregular schedules and caregiving responsibilities. By incorporating these characters and their stories, the show could promote understanding of interdependence, economic diversity, and provide underrepresented audiences with empowering representations.

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Weekend News and Commentary – September 11, 2022

In this weekend’s news and commentary, the National Labor Relations Board published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) to expand the number of business regarded as “joint employers” under the National Labor Relations Act, and a new report from the National Domestic Workers Alliance demonstrates that domestic workers are still struggling to make ends meet despite slightly higher wages.

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