A panel of experts and activists address the unregulated nature of domestic work and its resulting potential for abuse in a discussion hosted by the Aspen Institute.
Domestic workers, the Institute notes, are often employed for duties of an extremely personal nature, including caring for children and the elderly or cleaning and maintaining a person's home. Because these industries are unregulated, domestic workers do not always receive minimum wage or benefits such as health care.
Judy Patrick, President and CEO of The Women’s Foundation of California; Ai-jen Poo, Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance; Mary Romero, Professor of Justice Studies and Social Inquiry at Arizona State University; and Barbara Young, National Organizer and former Domestic Worker at the National Domestic Workers Alliance participated in the discussion.
Jennifer Ludden, a correspondent at the National Desk at National Public Radio served as moderator.