Got plans for Labor Day, or for the three-day weekend if you have one? The very idea of a weekend or paid time off is little more than a century old. Labor Day is a holiday that emerged from a moment of crisis, when Americans were working far too many hours, in unsafe conditions, and
Historic Worker Protections Proposed in Washington DC
Last week, I stood shoulder to shoulder with Hand in Hand members from around the U.S. and over 120 nannies, house cleaners, and home care workers in Washington DC to celebrate the introduction of the National Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. Together, we walked the halls of Congress to meet with representatives and tell them
Supporting Immigrant Workers Now
Soon after taking office in 2016, Trump and his administration began a range of assaults on immigrants, both documented and not, and their rights to live and work without fear and to seek political asylum. Almost immediately, members of Hand in Hand’s network began sharing stories of fear and confusion. There was our own fear
Notes from the D.E.N.: June 2019
Notes from the D.E.N.: June 2019 Make a difference Act now to #CloseTheCamps! Seven children seeking asylum in this country have died in U.S. custody this year. And we’ve all seen the news these past two weeks—‘appalling’ conditions in the detention centers where immigrant children are being held, with some children not given an opportunity
Can you choose your nanny’s religion?
by Emily Louange, Founder & CEO, Via the Village Religion and politics. Eek. Two topics most steer clear of in the workplace, right? These topics aren’t always relevant to the work we do unless, of course, you work for a religious or political organization. But few stop to think how relevant religion and politics can
Roma 6 months later
May marks 6 months since Alfonso Cuaron’s Oscar-winning film Roma came into the world. It sparked a series of milestone moments, from being the first Mexican film to win Best Foreign Language Picture and the first foreign film to win Best Director. It made a star of Yalitza Aparicio, a woman of indigenous descent, who
Happy 20th Anniversary, Olmstead!
This year we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the landmark Olmstead decision! In 1999, the Supreme Court decided in Olmstead v. L.C. that people with disabilities have a right under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to live in the community rather than institutions and that government has a responsibility to provide supports and services
Happy International Domestic Workers Day!
Sunday, June 16th is International Domestic Workers Day, celebrating the 2011 passage of the International Labor Organization Convention 189 for Decent Work for Domestic Workers. Domestic workers from around the world came together to fight to establish this international law. The victory represented a historic step forward towards domestic work being recognized “as work like
Spring Membership Drive: We Did It!
We did it! During our Spring Membership Drive we hit our goal of 75 new and renewing members, and surpassed our $10,000 fundraising goal! Welcome to those of you who joined for the first time, and thank you to those of you who are renewing members. Thank you also to those members who helped make
17 websites every parent should bookmark
* This blog post was updated 4/21/22 to include COVID-related resources The Zero to Three 2016 national parent survey found that over 80% of parents used internet search engines to look for parenting advice but less than 50% of them found the results to be trustworthy. Many existing online resources are either biased, offer conflicting