Care and the Economy: Rethinking Domestic Labor

Sunday, June 8th, 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
Room 346

A large and growing number of people – primarily women – work as domestic workers in the US, providing care for children, the elderly, and disabled and cleaning homes. This work underpins our whole economy, making all other work possible. Despite the essential importance of this work, domestic workers themselves have historically been underpaid and denied basic labor rights. Some of the most exciting organizing and social innovation happening today is being led by domestic workers. This panel will explore several routes that domestic workers are taking to revalue domestic work and transform the working conditions in the industry, from legislative campaigns, to cooperative businesses to social enterprise.

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