Ianthe Metzger blogs for the AFL-CIO.

Women’s History Month: Domestic Workers Demand Workplace Rights

Ianthe Metzger

As Women’s History Month continues, it’s important to highlight the often unsung heroes—or heroines—doing great work that continues to push the union movement forward, like domestic workers and groups advocating on their behalf. For many of us, domestic workers are the backbone of our household, providing general family care, housekeeping and home health care. They are responsible for some of the most vital and intimate work in our nation, and yet the law does not guarantee them the same protections they guarantee our families.