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Climate change is fueling increasingly extreme weather events, and someone needs to defend... more »
posted 08/07/19

Teresa Cotsirilos's Work

Domestic workers are using lessons learned from California’s wildfires to support their communities through the COVID-19 pandemic. They’re also pushing for legislation that could protect workers in future disasters.
Domestic workers and their allies are applying lessons learned during California’s wildfires to other disasters, and as conditions on the ground force them to change their political strategy, reporter Teresa Cotsrilos adapts with them.
Climate change is fueling devastating wildfires in California, and in some cases, low-wage immigrant workers are cleaning up after them. They sweep ash out of houses and strip debris from burned buildings.