Monday, April 6, 2009
Justice to Farm and Domestic Workers
The New York Times reminds us that farm workers and domestics were excluded from many of the protections of the New Deal to assuage Southern Democrats. Most farm workers and domestics in the 1930s were black. Now that most are Latino, there is a renewed effort to extend worker protections to them. New York state is moving toward state legislation and a national coalition is forming in support of the Employee Free Choice Act now before Congress.