In a series of Solidarity Center interviews, women who returned to Kenya after working in Saudi Arabia described how they were cheated by labor brokers and once in an employer’s home, physically and mentally abused, forced to toil up to 20 hours a day, seven days a week. The profiles include Alice Mwadzi (left), who is working through her union, KUDHEIHA, to reach women in the informal economy and provide the education and support they need to obtain decent jobs. Read their stories at the Solidarity Center.
Labor Quote of the Day: Robert Reich
"If the minimum wage in 1968 had simply kept up with inflation it would be more than $10 today. If it also kept up with the added productivity of American workers since then, it would be more than $21 an hour…"
Reich is an American political commentator, professor, and author. He served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter and was Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1997.
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