Conflict & Justice

Global Push to Improve Labor Conditions for Cleaners, Maids, and Nannies




Maids shout slogans during a demonstration to demand respect for human and labour rights in downtown Lima June 15, 2012. The domestic workers were asking for no less than the minimum wage, 8-hour day shifts, social security and holidays. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil (PERU - Tags: CIVIL UNREST BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT) - RTR33OJH

Domestic workers balance a complex set of relationships, whether they're employed in the US or elsewhere. Nisha Varia, a senior researcher at Human Rights Watch, talks with anchor Marco Werman about the growing movement to improve labor conditions for "the help" worldwide.

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