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Agreement of Domestic Employment for Female Immigrant Workers in New York, Contract, 2015

Agreement of Domestic Employment for Female Immigrant Workers in New York is a contract that contemplates means to document labor exchange based on personal trust in lieu of legal binding. This agreement attempts to suggest a non-disclosure binding that does highlight an employee's immigration status symbolically with the stroke-across term, Employ/ee. By underscoring one's status with the typographical presentation, Employ/ee, the agreement attempts to invent the ways to document undocumented immigrant's social position. Through such a legal and symbolic implication, this work seeks to find a new approach to verify one’s identification and related written frameworks in relation to undocumented worker's labor market and economy.

This original agreement was developed through a collaboration between the artist and Alison and Pauline, and advised or reviewed by Michele Gover, Esq; Ann Marie Puente, Esq.; Shevaun Wright, Esq. (and artist); Chan Kim, J.D.

 
 
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