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April 10, 2012 - Making Contact - National Radio Project: Justice in the Home: Domestic Workers Re-define the Labor Movement

Largely working isolated in people's private homes, the exploitation of domestic workers has been well documented throughout history. But with the passage of New York's Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in 2010, the tide is beginning to turn. Workers are now organizing in California and other states to win basic rights and protections long denied to this labor force. Along the way, they have had to come up with creative solutions to systemic challenges.

Featuring: Ai-jen Poo, National Domestic Workers Alliance; Priscilla Gonzalez, Domestic Workers United; Premilla Nadasen, Queens College; Dorothy Bolden, former domestic worker; Jill Shenker, National Domestic Workers Alliance; Jessica Lehman, Hand in Hand; Rachel McCullough, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice; Katie Joaquin, Filipino Advocate for Justice; Mario de Mira, Filipino Community Center.

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