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    34th Street Article Featuring GSWS Associate Director Dr. Gwendolyn Beetham

    Check out the latest article from 34th Street featuring GSWS Associate Director, Dr. Gwendolyn Beetham, who has spearheaded much of the important organizing around care work at Penn over the last several months. Beetham has organized recommendations for the university around care work, one of which the university has adopted, and she has continued to advocate for care work support at Penn.    
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    APC Works-in-Progress Series with Pilar Goñalons-Pons, "Servants of Production: Politics of Domestic Workers' Labor Rights" 

    Join us for our Friday Works-in-Progress series with APC/GSWS Affiliate Faculty Pilar Goñalons-Pons as she presents her work: "Servants of Production: Politics of Domestic Workers' Labor Rights"    "Paid domestic work is a growing economic sector with over 71 million workers who have been commonly excluded from general labor law across the globe. Over 70% of these workers are women. This article studies the ideological structure underlying the legitimation of the widespread exclusion of paid domestic workers from general labor laws and how it is shifting. I examine transcripts of political debates in the International Labor Organization (ILO) 1912-2015 and in Spain 1975-2015 that deal with how paid domestic work is treated in general labor law frameworks. I show how arguments...