ai-jen poo

Your Call: How should we take care of our elders?

Feb 19, 2015

 

 On the February 20th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with the National Domestic Workers Alliance Ai-jen Poo about her new book The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America. Every day, 10,000 people turn 65. By the year 2050, 27 million Americans will need some form of long-term care or assistance. How are we preparing for the Elder Boom in the US?  Join the conversation, on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guest:

Ai-jen Poo, director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance

On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about the struggles and successes of domestic workers.  New York recently passed a Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights, which provides standards and protections for an otherwise unregulated and often exploited workforce.  A bill pending in California’s legislature would do the same.