Advocates for US domestic workers bill stay stubborn and strong for equal rights

Advocates for US domestic workers bill stay stubborn and strong for equal rights

Jessica Buchleitner – WNN Features (WNN) San Francisco, CALIFORNIA, U.S.: While employed as a “home-care worker,” Teresa, a Mexican national, often returned to her own home after a day of work demeaned and discouraged. She didn’t talk about it at first, but often witnessed abuse in the house where she worked, watching the disabled woman […]

Mexico’s indigenous domestics want education and human rights

Mexico’s indigenous domestics want education and human rights

Maria Antonieta Gómez Álvarez / Chiapas correspondent WNN Features San Cristóbal de las Casas – Chiapas, Mexico — As maids, cooks, nannies and housekeepers they work behind closed doors, away from the public eye; unprotected by Mexican labor laws. Carmen Sánchez Gómez’s hand trembles as she struggles to form the letters her teacher slowly spells […]