June 2022 / Protections & Benefits
The Other Side of the Storm
What do Black immigrant domestic workers in the time of COVID-19 teach us about building a resilient care infrastructure?
If we hope to build protections that support all workers, we need to understand the challenges faced by those most excluded from our current systems of support.
We’ve been closely following the work of the National Domestic Workers Alliance’s We Dream in Black initiative. Their most recent research and report highlights the experiences and priorities of domestic workers who are Black, immigrant women. The findings highlight how important an intersectional lens is to designing and delivering benefits and protections for all.
If we hope to build protections that support all workers, regardless of their job, identity, or ability, then we need to understand the challenges faced by those excluded from our current systems of support, and most importantly, the solutions they say they want.