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Domestic Worker Organizing in Neo-Authoritarian Brazil

Domestic Worker Organizing in Neo-Authoritarian Brazil A workshop held with the National Federation of Domestic Workers (FENATRAD) in Brasilia, February 2020. Jana Silverman 1090961 NLFXXX10.1177/10957960221090961New Labor ForumSilverman and Acciari research-article2022 New Labor Forum 2022, Vol. 31(2) 44 –52 Domestic Worker Organizing Copyright © 2022, The Murphy Institute, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies in Neo-Authoritarian Brazil Article reuse guidelines: https://doi.org/10.1177/10957960221090961 sagepub.com/journals-permissions DOI: 10.1177/10957960221090961 journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf 1 2 Jana Silverman and Louisa Acciari Keywords domestic work, informal economy, trade unions, post-impeachment Brazil, labor reforms Brazil is a country marked by historically from the perspective of one of the most precari- rooted social, political, and economic inequali- ous and excluded sectors: domestic workers. It ties. These are linked primarily to the centuries- shows that despite structural and long-standing long legacy of slavery—over five million slaves inequalities, this category of workers has were trafficked to Brazil from 1501 to 1866, heightened its organizational capacity in a over five times the number brought to the moment when most of the union movement was United States before 1865—and to the depen- put on the defensive. While many protected dent form of capitalist development adopted by segments of the workforce are facing important national elites. In 1888, Brazil was the last http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Labor Forum SAGE

Domestic Worker Organizing in Neo-Authoritarian Brazil

New Labor Forum , Volume 31 (2): 9 – May 1, 2022

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A workshop held with the National Federation of Domestic Workers (FENATRAD) in Brasilia, February 2020. Jana Silverman 1090961 NLFXXX10.1177/10957960221090961New Labor ForumSilverman and Acciari research-article2022 New Labor Forum 2022, Vol. 31(2) 44 –52 Domestic Worker Organizing Copyright © 2022, The Murphy Institute, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies in Neo-Authoritarian Brazil Article reuse guidelines: https://doi.org/10.1177/10957960221090961 sagepub.com/journals-permissions DOI: 10.1177/10957960221090961 journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf 1 2 Jana Silverman and Louisa Acciari Keywords domestic work, informal economy, trade unions, post-impeachment Brazil, labor reforms Brazil is a country marked by historically from the perspective of one of the most precari- rooted social, political, and economic inequali- ous and excluded sectors: domestic workers. It ties. These are linked primarily to the centuries- shows that despite structural and long-standing long legacy of slavery—over five million slaves inequalities, this category of workers has were trafficked to Brazil from 1501 to 1866, heightened its organizational capacity in a over five times the number brought to the moment when most of the union movement was United States before 1865—and to the depen- put on the defensive. While many protected dent form of capitalist development adopted by segments of the workforce are facing important national elites. In 1888, Brazil was the last

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Published: May 1, 2022

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