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

Yeung, Bernice, (author.).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette 362.88 YEU (Text) 31951004295025 Main Floor - New Arrivals Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial 362.88086 YEUNG (Text) 33946003333700 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781620973158
  • ISBN: 1620973154
  • Physical Description: 225 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : The New Press, [2018]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-214) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: the weight of silence -- Finding the most invisible cases -- The open secret -- Behind closed doors and without a safety net -- When only the police and the prosecutor believe you -- All that we already know -- The ways forward -- ¡Sí se pudo! Yes we did! -- Epilogue: "I survived."
Summary, etc.:
Exposes the epidemic of sexual violence against women farmworkers, domestic workers, and janitorial workers, and charts their quest for justice in the workplace. -- Provided by publisher.
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. -- Provided by publisher.
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.
LAW / Labor & Employment.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Labor & Industrial Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration.
Sexual harassment > United States.
Sexual abuse victims > United States.

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