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February 17: Book event on "The Age of Digcity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America" | Details on the events page »
February 28: FAIR PAY FOR AN HONEST DAY'S WORK: Altanta Domestic Workers' Conference | Conference web page »
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
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