“COVID has been this incredibly transformative time for all of us, as we’ve all tried to navigate disruptions in the way that we live, work, and care for our loved ones. And that’s been true for caregivers, as well,” says Ai-jen Poo, president, National Domestic Workers Alliance.
WorkingNation sat down with Poo at the Milken Institute Global Conference 2022 in Beverly Hills.
Poo says it’s a struggle for caregivers to sustain themselves and their families on typically very low wages.
However, Poo notes, “The really good news is that care workers are organizing all over the country. They are demanding that their wages, their benefits, and their economic security reflect the incredible essential nature of their work.”
Learn more about the National Domestic Workers Alliance.