by Reha Sterbin

As rough as it’s been for my family since the pandemic started, I know how lucky we are. We haven’t contracted COVID-19, yet. My husband Ben and I are able to work from home, and we haven’t lost our jobs, yet. Our kids are young — two…

White child with long blond hair/pigtails playing paddycake with black women with short hair and green shirt on playground

Just as parents and caregivers are negotiating unprecedented challenges this school year in the midst of COVID, nannies are also struggling with shifting working conditions and expectations by employers. In August, the National Domestic Workers Nanny Council met to discuss some of these crucial issues and larger trends, and Hand…

The Domestic Worker Industry is Inextricably Linked with Anti-Black Racism

To fully understand the connection between police violence and killings of Black people to domestic workers rights, we have to connect the legacy of slavery and anti-Black racism to the criminalization of domestic workers, the passage of labor policy that developed using this racist lens, and the ongoing racism faced…

Anna Reade, staff scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council

Do you have a favorite cleaning product? Maybe something whose smell just tells you everything is going to be sparkly and disinfected? A bleach or a spray, a powder or mopping liquid or a wipe? Now: Do you know what they use to make that product?

Just like OSHA (the…

by Via the Village, a Hand in Hand partner

Religion and politics. Eek. Two topics most steer clear of in the workplace, right? Typically these topics aren’t directly relevant to the work anyway… unless, of course, you work for a religious organization. But few stop to think how relevant religion…

Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network

We are a national network of employers of nannies, house cleaners home attendants, and allies advocating for domestic workers rights. domesticemployers.org

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