“Domestic Workers and Their Children March For Rights”

Given that this course deals with the struggles of contemporary Filipino immigrant workers, I found this article on domestic workers especially relevant.

The only thing I might add, however, and this is a point that I think keeps getting missed in much of the scholarly analysis of domestic workers organizing efforts including this one and the efforts led by the Domestic Workers’ United based in New York is the way that domestic worker activism in other parts of the world have had important impacts on the kinds of organizing taking place in the U.S. The work of the Asian Migrants Coordinating Body (AMCB) ¬†based in Hong Kong, for instance, ¬†has served as a model of exciting new forms of domestic worker organizing that has inspired many of the activists at the forefront of organizing in this sector here in the U.S. I discuss different kinds of migrant worker activism later in the quarter.