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  • Why Jews fought — and should keep fighting — for the rights of domestic workers

    October 3, 2013 | 2:34 pm

    Jews have, once again, helped working men and women in this country win a great labor rights victory.

    Why is it that American Jews, over generations, show such a strong affinity for the labor movement? Many of us are a generation or even two removed from the time when the Jewish...

  • Immigration bill: For nannies and caregivers, legal status isn’t enough

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    July 2, 2013 | 10:13 am

    At 2 p.m. on a recent Wednesday, Amelia Barnachea waited in a copy shop in downtown Los Angeles, shifting her weight from one foot to the other. "I’m exercising," the diminutive Filipina-American home health aide explained, looking very spry for her 72 years. 

    Barnachea, who...

  • Letters to the Editor: Domestic workers, extremism, the pro-Israel divide

    June 21, 2011 | 5:35 pm

    We Can’t Afford the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

    The Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, AB 889, is a good idea; unfortunately there is no money to fund it. The state [of California] is broke, and asking private citizens to fund this while exempting government programs is not...

  • The forgotten population: Domestic workers in our homes

    June 15, 2011 | 3:24 pm

    Ever stop to ask the salary of the woman washing dishes on Shabbat in your neighbor’s home, or the gentleman mowing your friend’s lawn about his vacation, or the nanny raising the children down the block whether she had time to sit down for lunch today? If you did, you most...

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  • Your Letters

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Lenin Revisited

    Contrary to Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein's claims ("Lenin Meet Noah," Oct. 19), "state-controlled terror as an instrument of imposing the government's will" was not invented by Lenin. In fact, the revolution he led outlawed anti-Semitism and the pogroms that permeated...

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