4131LWV event on domestic workers: TU Aug 27, 7pm, OP Publoic Library
- Aug 7, 2013Friends,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
Heather Radke, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Exhibition Coordinator
Curator of “Unfinished Business: 21st Century Home Economics”
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.