Domestic Workers Need a Union

Nanny. Domestic caregiver. Housekeeper. These are some of the most difficult (and often demeaning) jobs in the American work force. How much do you pay your nanny? The national median is only $11 an hour. For housecleaners or “caregivers,” the average is only $10, according to the “first-ever national statistical study of domestic workers,” which was released today. It ain’t hard to tell: domestic workers are in desperate need of a union. More »

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