A ‘Sisterhood’ of Domestic Workers

BRIC TV follows Lizeth Palencia, a native of Guatemala who has worked as a domestic worker ever since she arrived in New York 23 years ago as a teenager. She is a part of Domestic Workers United, an organization comprised of African, Caribbean and Latina women who fight for “power, respect and fair labor standards.”

DWU Secretary Christine Lewis tells BRIC TV:

“Because domestic workers, our job is sort of, kind of, like an informal type of industry, we can’t unionize. We have to be a movement.”

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