Occupation: Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance
Poo has been working for more than a decade to give domestic workers nannies, housekeepers, home-care nurses basic workers' rights like overtime pay, paid vacation and protection against discrimination. She helped get the Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights passed in New York and is working on a similar effort in California. Her next big project: empowering the thousands of domestic workers now being hired to care for the aging baby-boomer generation.
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