Domestic workers are just one population within the growing ranks of the working poor, workers who are slipping through the cracks of a deteriorating safety net and falling into the growing chasm of economic inequality in this country.
What comes across TV screens and printed pages as muddy and remote was given a sparkling clarity by an unlikely trio. Demos honored Republican former FDIC chief Sheila Bair, founder of the National Domestic Workers Alliance Ai-Jen Poo, and United Steelworkers President Leo Gerard.
Our country is facing a glut of complex problems that no single politician, political party, or other organization can solve in a lasting way, without help. For shifts of this magnitude, we need social movements and compelling leaders.