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Black Domestic Workers Demand Better Pay, Professionalism and Respect

A new report shines light on health care workers in Durham and Atlanta.

To this day, domestic workers aren’t covered by OSHA or civil rights employment laws.

“The thing I hate about the job is the wear and tear on your body,” caregiver Allena Pass says. “It breaks you down: the aches and pains and soreness. The frustration you have when you have people in the home that can’t help and won’t help. When you have people in the home that are never satisfied no matter what you do or how you do it. I know what I’m doing, and I know I’m doing right.”