This week on Women's Magazine, we focus on some of the most challenged workers in today's workforce: domestic workers and young women of color.
At one end of the age spectrum, we talk to members of La Colectiva de Mujeres, the San Francisco Women's Collective, part of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, about their Aging With Dignity campaign. The campaign draws attention to the situation of over half a million workers over 50 who have no retirement benefits.
Domestic workers in the U.S. are 93% female, 20% without high school diplomas, and the median age is 44. In California, 75% of the 336,000 domestic workers (doing childcare, elder care and housecleaning) are women of color. Because domestic work is excluded from the Social Security Act, only 2% of domestic workers have any retirement benefits.
On today's show we pay tribute to Judy Brady, author of the classic article, "I Want a Wife." Judy Brady died on May 14, 2017. She was 80 years old.
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