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Author Yeung, Bernice, author.

Title In a day's work : the fight to end sexual violence against America's most vulnerable workers / Bernice Yeung.

Publication Info. New York : New Press, 2018.
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Description 225 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-214) and index.
Summary 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. 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.
Subject Sexual harassment -- United States.
Women foreign workers -- Crimes against -- United States.
Women immigrants -- Crimes against -- United States.
Sexual abuse victims -- United States.
Sex crimes -- United States.
Violence in the workplace -- United States.
ISBN 9781620973158 (hc : alk. paper)
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