Oct 17, 2019
They work in one of the most vulnerable sectors in the U.S. labor force. But Lucy, María del Carmen Díaz and other domestic workers have decided to change that, and demand rights for the estimated 16,000 nannies, housekeepers, and caretakers in Philadelphia.
As part of the Pennsylvania Domestic Workers Alliance, founded by community organizer Nicole Kligerman in Aug. 2018, the domestic workers you'll hear from in this episode have organized to introduce legislation to Philadelphia City Council for a Domestic Worker Bill of Rights. If the legislation is approved this fall session, Philadelphia will become the largest U.S. city to date to pass a Domestic Worker Bill of Rights.
But what kind of impact will the bill have, if passed? Domestic workers, organizers, employers/clients of domestic workers, and legislators discussed its scope, purpose, and power.