New York cleaners create new path to entrepreneurship

When Julieta Aquino leaves for work in the New York City neighbourhood of East Harlem, she does so on her own terms. She gets to decide when she works and what her pay is as a housecleaner, something she could only dream of in years gone by. The change has come since she joined Brightly Cleaning – an immigrant-led, worker-owned co-operative in New York City that is trying to transform the gruelling job of cleaner into a path to entrepreneurship.


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