U.S. domestic workers seen better off under Biden presidency

By Ellen Wulfhorst

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Campaigners urged Biden to make quick headway on implementing his pledges, especially on making paid family and sick leave available to more low-income caregivers, almost all of whom are women - many of them immigrants or women of color.

“There’s a whole invisible group of workers who ensure that the rest of the economy functions,” said Pronita Gupta, director of job quality at the Center for Law and Social Policy, a non-profit.

“If we actually build policies around those workers, actually all workers benefit at the end of the day because it trickles up,” she said.

 

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