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4131LWV event on domestic workers: TU Aug 27, 7pm, OP Publoic Library

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  • Peg Strobel
    Aug 7, 2013
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      Friends,
      I urge you to attend the event below on domestic workers.

      Peg
       

      The League of Women Voters of Oak Park & River Forest present:

      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.

      The League of Women Voters, a non-partisan political organization, encourages the informed and active
      participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and
      influences public policy through citizen education and advocacy.