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Your Call: How have Jim Crow era policies kept working women in low-wage and unprotected jobs?

Sep 16, 2015

  

On the September 16th edition of  Your Call, author Caroline Fredrickson joins us to talk about her new book Under the Bus, How working women are being run over.

In 1935, the National Labor Relations Act gave workers the right to unionize, but domestic and agricultural workers were excluded to protect Jim Crow legacies in the south. That exclusion has been replicated in employment policies to this day. Now women make up 53% of the low-wage economy and the majority occupy jobs absent of any legal protections. How have these policies jeopardized women, families, and the nation? 

Guest: 
Caroline Fredrickson is the president of the American Constitution Society, a senior fellow at Demos, and the author of Under the Bus: How Working Women Are Being Run Over

Web Resources: 

American Constitution Society

Demos

National Domestic Workers Alliance

Restaurant Opportunities Center United