July 12 BBQ - You're Invited!
The National Domestic Workers Alliance is thrilled to be building a growing chapter of African American domestic workers in Atlanta. NDWA was founded in Atlanta in 2007, and Atlanta has been home to the domestic worker’s movement that we are building on – from the Atlanta washerwomen’s strike of 1881, led by the Washing Society; to the Atlanta-based National Domestic Workers Union of America in the 1960s and 70s led by Dorothy Bolden. We are excited and proud to deepen our organizing effort in Atlanta and the South!
Driving from North: 75/85 S to exit 246 Fulton St
Driving from East: I-20 W to exit 58B Hill St
Driving from West: I-20 E to exit 56B Windsor St
By Bus: 32 to Hill St
In collaboration with the Atlanta Chapter of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), the Auburn Avenue Research Library hosted Revitalizing the Voices of Domestic Workers: The Ongoing Struggle for Dignity and Respect on February 23. This community discussion examined the past, present, and future of the sociopolitical organizing of domestic workers in the United States. This event included a panel discussion on the role of domestic workers in the Civil Rights and Labor Movement. The discussion focused on Dorothy Bolden, who founded the National Domestic Worker’s Union in Atlanta, Georgia in 1968, and the role the National Domestic Workers Alliance plays today in continuing the legacy of Dorothy Bolden. More information »
According to the National Domestic Workers Alliance's (NDWA) groundbreaking report Home Economics:The Invisible and Unregulated World of Domestic Work, 65 percent of domestic workers in the United States do not have health insurance, and only 4 percent receive employer-provided health insurance. The Atlanta Chapter of the National Domestic Workers Alliance is proud to be a member of the Cover Georgia coalition. The Medicaid expansion will significantly increase the number of women insured across the country, and that includes domestic workers - women who work in the home with little to no protections.
For more information on the coalition, go to: www.coverga.org