LOS ANGELES - Maria says she began working for an elderly woman, cleaning her house and preparing her meal, but the duties soon increased yet her wages didn't.
Workers' centers, or non-traditional unions, have scored significant victories lately and offer important new ways of building the labor movement.
NEW YORK-After a six-year struggle, domestic workers here won a huge victory.
She became the child's nanny when the little girl was 18 months old. For the next seven years she nurtured and guided the girl through all the typical milestones of childhood - growing out of and into new clothes, toileting, walking, playing, meeting new friends, pre-kindergarten, first grade and more.