Domestic Labour

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The Captive Labour Force on Non-English Speaking Immigrant Women
Article
1980
An article focusing on the 'invisible work' that non-English speaking immigrant women, in particular, have done and continue to do.
A Dictionary of Marxist Thought
Bottomore, Tom
Book
1983
Domestic Work and Rights in China: Against The Current vol. 133
Wong, May
Article
2008
When China adopted the “open door” policy in 1978, south China, especially the Pearl River Delta area, was the first industrial area created to attract foreign investment, particularly from Hong Kong....
The Export of Philippine Women
Aguilar, Delia D.
Article
1997
Principles of social justice are clearly not served by applauding a system that prides itself in an increased GNP at the same time that it farms out its women to be servants of the world.
HERstory: Jeritan
Ho Wing Yin, Cecilia (Director)
Film/Video
2009
A story of Indonesian female migrant workers who left their homes to work as domestic helpers in Macao, China, a community consisting of mainly Chinese as well as a city of casinos and entertainment p...
Organizing with Love: Lessons from the New York Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Campaign
Poo, Ai-jen
Article
2010
Great organizing campaigns are like great love affairs. You begin to see life through a different lens. You change in unexpected ways. You lose sleep, but you also feel boundless energy. You develop n...
A Range of Abuses: The Invisible Deaths of Lebanon's Migrant Domestic Workers
Bajec, Alessandra
Article
2014
Migrant domestic workers generally get very little protection from the Lebanese government and remain under-reported in the media, while the deaths of these workers are rarely discussed in the news. D...
Sexual Prey in the Saudi Jungle: Lorena's Tale
Bello, Walden
Article
2011
The working conditions of many domestics, which include 18-22 hour days and violent beatings, cannot but be described except as virtual slavery. Apparently among the items of the "job description" of ...
The Socialist Register 1983: Volume 20: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1983
Victimizing Domestic Workers: The Last Post, vol. 6, no. 6
Article
1978
This article chronicles the struggle of domestic immigrant women to Montreal.
Wages for Housework
Fairbairns, Zoë
Article
1988
'If women were paid for all they do, there'd be a lot of wages due', sang women campaigners in the 1970s. But demanding money for unpaid domestic work is a sad indictment of the Women's Movement, argu...
Women at Work - Ontario, 1850- 1930
Goldsmith, Penny; Shephard, Bonnie.
Book
...
Women Workers In The Home
Book
1981
The Vancouver Status of Women has put together a special "speaking package."
Working Class Experience: Rethinking the History of Canadian Labour, 1800-1991
Palmer, Bryan D.
Book
1983
From nineteenth-century tavern life to late twentieth-century cinema, from rough canallers and the first stirrings of craft unionism to contemporary public-sector strikes, this books provides a sweepi...

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Committee for the Advancement of the Rights of Domestic Workers
Organization profile published 1981
Organization
1981
The Committee for the Advancement of the Rights of Domestic Workers (CARDWO) is a recently-formed group of Filipino domestic workers and their supporters.
The Immigrant Worker
Periodical profile published 1978
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978
Immigration Committee - World Conference on Religion for Peace (WRCP)
Organization profile published 1980
Organization
1980
Intercede
Organization profile published 1979
Organization
1979
Intercede: International Coalition To End Domestics Exploitation
Organization profile published 1981
Organization
1981
The International Coalition to End Domestics' Exploitation (INTERCEDE) was created in May, 1980, a joint effort of four groups: Employment Services for Women, Housewives Initiative, Labour Rights for ...
Organization to Fight for the Democratic Rights of Immigrants
Organization profile published 1979
Organization
They Are Burning Effigies They Are Burning Effigies Why, Why, Why, Effigies?
Morton, Peggy
Article
Morton argues that the Women's Movement has attempted to organize women around their perceived weaknesses. Instead, she argues for an autonomous Women's Movement predicated on the inherent strength of...
Women Workers in the Home
Organization profile published 1981
Organization
1981
The Vancouver Status of Women has put together a special "speaking package". The topics of this package include: Women's Legal Rights, Wages For Housework (film & discussion), Lesbian Motherhood And H...