‘Rape on the Night Shift’ Team Revisits Abuse Against Women Janitors

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A janitor works at the Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington, DC, on March 4, 2013.  (Photo: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

The #MeToo movement has captured the nation's attention with allegations of sexual harassment and abuse of women in high profile industries. Less attention has been paid to the sexual abuse women suffer in working class jobs. A team of reporters from KQED and other media outlets has checked back in on its 2015 investigation, “Rape on the Night Shift,” about the sexual abuse of immigrant women janitors. They found women organizing, and learning how to fight back.


Sasha Khokha, host, The California Report Magazine, KQED

Bernice Yeung, reporter, Reveal, from the Center for Investigative Reporting



"Rape on the Night Shift" is a collaboration of Reveal, from the Center for Investigative Reporting, Frontline, Univision, the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley and KQED.