Your Call: How is #MeToo affecting low-wage & immigrant workers?
#Metoo continues to make international headlines. Actresses, actors, journalists, and politicians are sharing stories about sexual harassment and assault.
As a result, powerful men in Hollywood and Washington DC have lost their jobs. But how is #metoo affecting low wage earners, who are overwhelmingly women? Restaurant workers, janitors, farm workers, and Walmart workers have been telling their stories for years. What will it take for them to be treated with dignity and respect at work?
Sheerine Alemzadeh, attorney and co-founder of Healing to Action, a non-profit organization whose mission is to build a worker-led movement to end gender-based violence
Emily Martin, general counsel and vice president for Workplace Justice at the National Women’s Law Center
National Women’s Law Center: Forced Arbitration Protects Sexual Predators and Corporate Wrongdoing
Chicago Business: (Opinion) Sexual harassment and the protection gap for Chicago's low-wage workers
The Atlantic: Harvey Weinstein and the Economics of Consent
The Restaurant Opportunities Centers United: The Glass Floor, Sexual Harassment in the Restaurant Industry
The Cut: The Conversation We Should Be Having
The New York Times: Women in Tech Speak Frankly on Culture of Harassment