Low Benefits, Temporary Jobs — Work Is Getting Worse … But Hope for Labor Rights Is Emerging from a Surprising Place

A Labor Day interview with Ai-Jen Poo. Over the last 30 years, Americans have seen the very nature of work change. Working people used to expect to have a stable job with health benefits and a retirement plan, a job they’d keep for most of their lives. Now, though, workers bounce from job to job, employers have […]

september 2012

  WEST COAST fearlessMeditation I | Practice of the Body CXC | Center for Transformative Change | Berkeley, CA Friday | September 14, 2012 | 7:00-9:30pm Register   Peace Team Curriculum Workshop | Metta Center Whitefeather Peace House | Portland, OR Friday – Sunday | September 14-16, 2012 More Info: shantisainiks@mettacenter.org   EAST COAST No Back […]

Domestic Work Is An Act of Love

When the National Labor Relations Act was passed to protect the rights of workers in the US, “to win votes for the 1938 law from Southern lawmakers, President Franklin D. Roosevelt was forced to exempt from its provisions workers who produce America’s food and care for people’s homes, children and elders.” At that time, of […]

Ai-Jen Poo | Domestic Workers & Finding Balance Through the Lens of Love

Ai-jen Poo, Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), has been organizing immigrant women workers since 1996. In 2000 she co-founded Domestic Workers United, the New York based organization that spearheaded the successful passage of the state’s historic Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in 2010. In 2007, DWU helped organize the first national domestic […]

Ai-jen Poo | Organizing Labor—With Love

Ai-jen Poo does her work from a space invested in connection, relationship, and transformative change. As Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, she works to make sure that domestic workers, who are often women, often immigrants, and who are often taken for granted, are treated with respect. She “has been organizing immigrant women workers […]

Stacy Kono | Leading Heart First

Stacy Kono is the Director of Programmatic Partnerships at the Rockwood Leadership Institute. She oversees Rockwood’s trainings and fellowship programs which equip over 300 leaders a year with tools in collaboration and sustainable leadership. She joined Rockwood after having worked for ten years as an organizer with Asian Immigrant Women Advocates (AIWA) in Oakland. Stacy […]