Family and Work: An Immigrant Woman’s Dilemma

Midnight passes and it is intensely cold on Roosevelt Avenue. On the corner of 82 Street, Maria Gomez, a-39-year-old Mexican, carefully cleans the space occupied by her food cart.
With water and "jabón Roma," she brushes the fat off the stove that comes from the meat she cooks to prepare tacos.

Times Haven’t Changed for ‘The Help’ of Today

“The Help” has stirred controversy in its portrayal of domestic workers during the civil rights-era in the South. But it’s also stoked interest in the California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, which New York State passed last year.