Statistics about domestic workers
According to the We Belong Together campaign toolkit, “Approximately 60% of undocumented women are in the labor force, the majority working in professions where employment is informal, often contingent, or unverifiable. They work as domestic care workers, taking care of other people’s families, or work in various core service industries of our economy. The remaining 40% of undocumented women are at home caring for their own children and families and taking care of their home.”
If you are a domestic worker or employ one, know and defend these federally protected rights.
Moreover, some states have passed further legislation to spell out the rights of domestic workers. For example, check out the California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. Contact the National Domestic Workers Alliance for more information.
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Elisa Martínez, ESME's Guide for Immigration, is a PhD candidate in sociology at the University of Massachusetts. She’s also a Solo Mom to her larger-than-life son, Justin.
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