Care Work In & Beyond the Labor Market

Care Work In & Beyond the Labor Market

Click here to read all posts in our Care Work series. Big ideas are flourishing these days—the Green New Deal, Medicare for All, sectoral bargaining, Universal Basic Income, prison abolition. This makes it all the more noteworthy when major policy areas are relatively quiet. One example is child care, despite Elizabeth Warren having started there…

The Neglect of Long-Term Care

The Neglect of Long-Term Care

Click here to read all posts in our Care Work series.  Caregiving has long been shunted aside and undervalued in the United States. Long-term care (LTC) is no exception. Sometimes called “long term services and supports,” LTC is the help that over 40 million Americans who are sick or disabled need every day to complete…

Service Workers or Servile Workers? Migrant Reproductive Labor and Contemporary Global Racial Capitalism

Service Workers or Servile Workers? Migrant Reproductive Labor and Contemporary Global Racial Capitalism

Click here to read all posts in our Care Work series.  Grassroots migrant worker activists, particularly those working as domestic workers or care workers, have characterized their labor experiences as “servitude,” “modern-day slavery,” and “bondage.” They use these terms to describe both their workplace conditions and the power dynamics that exist in their relationships with…

Making Care Work Green

Making Care Work Green

Click here to read all posts in our Care Work series.  “Domestic workers arrive to smoke, ash,” the headline in the Los Angeles Times read on October 29, 2019. Unaware of mandatory evacuations from a fire sweeping through exclusive enclaves near the Getty Museum, domestic workers had trudged up deserted streets and through particle-filled air…