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Domestic workers of the world unite!: a global movement for dignity and human rights

By: Fish, Jennifer N.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi Sage Publications 2017Description: xiii, 291 p. Includes bibliographical references and index.ISBN: 9789352805563.Subject(s): Household employees - Labor unions - International cooperation | Household employees - Civil rights | IndustriesDDC classification: 331.881164 Summary: Domestic workers exist on the margins of the world labor market. Maids, nannies, housekeepers, au pairs, and other care workers are most often ‘off the books,’ working for long hours and low pay.They are not afforded legal protections or benefits such as union membership, health care, vacation days, and retirement plans. Many women who perform these jobs are migrants, and are oftentimes dependent upon their employers for room and board as well as their immigration status, creating an extremely vulnerable category of workers in the growing informal global economy. https://nyupress.org/9781479877935/domestic-workers-of-the-world-unite/
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"Look deep in your hearts": making a global domestic workers' movement
"Dignity overdue": tracing a movement
Getting "on the map": global policy as an activist stage
"First to work; last to sleep": central policy debates
"My mother was a kitchen girl": mobilizing strategies among domestic workers
"Put yourself in her shoes": NGO, union, and feminist allies
"A little bit of liberation": moving beyond rights.

Domestic workers exist on the margins of the world labor market. Maids, nannies, housekeepers, au pairs, and other care workers are most often ‘off the books,’ working for long hours and low pay.They are not afforded legal protections or benefits such as union membership, health care, vacation days, and retirement plans. Many women who perform these jobs are migrants, and are oftentimes dependent upon their employers for room and board as well as their immigration status, creating an extremely vulnerable category of workers in the growing informal global economy.

https://nyupress.org/9781479877935/domestic-workers-of-the-world-unite/

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