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Theme: Informal Economy
Region(s): United States of America ; Other Developed
United States of America California Governor Signs Bill Granting Overtime to Domestic Workers into Law. NBC News . (13 September 2016)
By Constante, Agnes.

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that grants permanent overtime protections to privately hired domestic workers in the state on Monday, in a victory for Filipino-American advocates who had pushed for the legislation.

United States of America Street vendors strive for legitimacy. L.A Independent . (9 September 2016)
By Santana, Alfredo.

In November 2013, the 15-member City Council began a debate spearheaded by 14th District Councilman Jose Huizar to legalize food street vending carts that comply with local and state food safety and environmental laws.

United States of America Illinois latest state to expand domestic workers' rights. Business Insider . (21 August 2016)
By Tareen , Sophia.

Left out of federal labor law written decades ago, nannies, housekeepers and private caregivers are gaining legal protections in a growing number of states, with Illinois becoming the latest to establish a domestic workers' "bill of rights."

United States of America State Shorting Domestic Workers Amid New Minimum Wage, Union Says. Times of Sandiego . (18 August 2016)
By Sklar, Debiie L.

Members of the United Domestic Workers union filed complaints Thursday alleging the state is violating the city of San Diego’s new minimum wage law in pay for in-home healthcare aides.

United States of America Domestic Workers and Their Children Rally to Campaign for Rights. Capital and Main . (9 August 2016)
By Bacon, David.

Over 300,000 California housekeepers, nannies and personal attendants provide support and care to seniors and people with disabilities, putting in long hours caring for an estimated two million households. With no overtime protections, they suffer exhaustion, damage to their health and that of their clients, and can’t earn enough to pay their own bills. In a recent survey, 76 percent of domestic workers still reported working more than 45 hours a week, with 24-hour shifts being common.

United States of America Collecting cans to survive: a 'dark future' as California recycling centers vanish The Guardian . (8 August 2016)
By Wong, Julia Carrie.

Poor and homeless San Franciscans rely on income earned by trading cans for cash, but their subsistence is under threat as hundreds of centers close down.

United States of America City on street vendors hurts immigrants. AM New York . (8 August 2016)
By Trujillo, Josmar.

Lola Diaz has lived in Spanish Harlem for 25 years, and has sold Mexican food on the street for half that time. She has a license to sell but, like thousands of street vendors, she can't get a city sticker permit, which puts her at the mercy of inspectors or police who can ticket or arrest her

United States of America Women Day Laborers Are Tired of Waiting for Work, and for Justice The Nation . (5 August 2016)
By Chen, Michelle.

 In Brooklyn, a new study shows that women face an underground labor market fraught with hidden risks.

United States of America Squeezed garment factories use check cashing services to mask true wages, workers say. Los Angeles Times . (30 July 2016)
By Kitroeff, Natalie.

After a week of 10-hour days folding and packaging clothing, Jesus Francisco Moreno walked out of the factory in downtown Los Angeles on a recent Monday afternoon to collect his $450 in wages. Holding a personal check, with no required deductions, he went to a white, unmarked van parked nearby. His cash was dispensed from a small window in the back.

United States of America Brazil In Rio's bulldozed favelas, echoes of America's shantytowns. The Conversation . (26 July 2016)
By Goff, Lisa.

Equally famous feature of Rio - its miles and miles of vibrant, urban slums known as favelas - won't be on display. That's because the Rio city government has spent months evicting residents, demolishing their shacks and constructing miles of roadside walls to hide the shantytowns from view of arriving Olympic visitors.