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4130Domestic Worker Issues at Oak Park Library

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  • rvpokorny60304
    Aug 7, 2013
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    League of Women Voters of Oak Park and River Forest
    See Attached Flier for Details
    When Equal Isn’t: Addressing the Plight and the
    Empowerment of Domestic Workers
    THE WORK THAT MAKES ALL WORK POSSIBLE
    Tuesday, August 27, 2013 7:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
    Veteran’s Room, Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake Street, Oak Park

    Speakers:
    Heather Radke, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Exhibition Coordinator
    Curator of “Unfinished Business: 21st Century Home Economics
    and
    Myrla Baldonado, Domestic Worker Organizer, Latino Union Chicago
     
    Domestic workers are a growing population.
    They are nannies, elder care workers
    and house cleaners.
    Ninety-five percent are women, most are women of color,
    and many are immigrants.
    These “invisible workers” often endure long hours, low
    pay, and health and safety issues including violence and sexual assault.
    Currently
    they are organizing for inclusion in protections guaranteed under the Fair Labor
    Standards Act—like minimum wage, overtime, sick and vacation pay