In a Day's Work

The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against America's Most Vulnerable Workers
Product Number: EB00786772
Released: Nov 11, 2019
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ISBN: #9781620973165
Publisher: The New Press
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The Pulitzer Prize finalist's powerful examination of the hidden stories of workers overlooked by #MeToo Apple orchards in bucolic Washington State. Office parks in Southern California under cover of night. The home of an elderly man in Miami. These are some of the workplaces where female workers have suffered brutal sexual assault and shocking harassment at the hands of their employers, often with little or no official recourse. In this harrowing yet often inspiring tale, investigative journalist Bernice Yeung exposes the epidemic of sexual violence levied against women farmworkers, domestic workers, and janitorial workers and charts their quest for justice in the workplace. Yeung takes readers on a journey across the country, introducing us to women who came to America to escape grinding poverty only to encounter sexual violence in the United States. The author mitigates the difficult material by bringing humanity, empathy, and hope to each page. In a Day's Work exposes the underbelly of economies filled with employers who take advantage of immigrant women's need to earn a basic living. When these women find the courage to speak up, Yeung reveals, they are too often met by apathetic bosses and underresourced government agencies. But In a Day's Work also tells a story of resistance, introducing a group of courageous allies who challenge dangerous and discriminatory workplace conditions alongside aggrieved workers—and win. Moving and inspiring, this book will change our understanding of the lives of immigrant women.

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Author(s): Bernice Yeung
Original Publish Date: Mar 20, 2018

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Author(s): Bernice Yeung
Product Number DD48154
Released: Dec 10, 2019
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ISBN: #9781974991921
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Author(s): Bernice Yeung
Product Number EB00786587
Released: May 05, 2020
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Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: #9781620976005

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