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We Belong Together Vows to Continue the Fight for Humane Immigration Policies

Media Contact: Marzena Zukowska
e: marzena@domesticworkers.org
@MarzenaZukowska

Supreme Court’s Split Decision Erroneously Maintains the Block on President Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration

Washington, DC -- We Belong Together is greatly disappointed in the Supreme Court’s split decision on President Obama’s executive action programs designed to provide relief from deportation to close to 5 million members of the undocumented community - Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA+). This decision not only creates legal confusion but forces immigrant communities to continue living in fear of their families being ripped apart.

National Domestic Workers Alliance Stands with Au Pair Fighting For Her Life

5.20.2016

Read more about Edna’s case in the Washington Post

Media Contact: Marzena Zukowska

e: marzena@domesticworkers.org
c: 708.990.0389 | @MarzenaZukowska

(Washington, DC) -- National Domestic Worker Alliance (NDWA) stands with Edna Valenzuela, a 26-year-old au pair fighting for her life and access to medical treatment in the U.S. after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, despite sponsor agency efforts to terminate her current agreement.

Connecticut Senators Consider Amendment to Exclude Au Pairs from Basic Labor Protections

Media Contact: Marzena Zukowska
e: marzena@domesticworkers.org
c: 708.990.0389 | @MarzenaZukowska

Domestic Worker Activists Stand with Low-Wage Foreign Childcare Workers and Urge Senate Opposition to Amendment

**Interviews with au pairs available upon request**

(Hartford, Connecticut) -- Last week, Senator Len Fasano, 24th District, proposed excluding au pairs from the Connecticut Domestic Workers Bill of Rights (SB 393), thereby undermining basic labor rights for domestic workers across the state (Amendment 4420). This amendment, backed by State Department-designated au pair sponsor agencies, would allow sponsors to continue to profit while au pairs, most of whom currently earn $4.35 per hour, are excluded from critical employment law protections.  

Chicago’s Domestic Workers Make Headway in Springfield This Week, Lobbying for State’s First Bill of Rights

Media Contact: Marzena Zukowska
e: marzena@domesticworkers.org
@MarzenaZukowska

(Chicago, IL) — Last week, a delegation of 30 domestic workers from Chicago traveled to the Illinois State Capitol, advancing efforts to pass the Illinois Domestic Workers Bill of Rights (HB1288), legislation that would guarantee domestic workers across the state with basic employment protections. The delegation, made up of nannies, housecleaners, and home care workers from the Illinois Domestic Workers Coalition and other allies, met with co-sponsors Senator Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) and Representative Lisa Hernandez (D-Cicero) about the progress of the legislation, which is now awaiting an amendment and a vote in the Senate.

The National Domestic Workers Alliance Applauds White House Proposals for More Portable and Accessible Retirement Benefits for All Workers

Media Contact: Marzena Zukowska, Earned Media Strategist
e: marzena@domesticworkers.org

Washington, DC — The National Domestic Workers Alliance applauds today’s White House announcement to make retirement benefits as mobile as today’s workforce.

National Domestic Workers Alliance Announces 2016 Expansion of Beyond Survival Anti-Trafficking Campaign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 11, 2015

Media Contact: Marzena Zukowska, Earned Media Strategist
e: marzena@domesticworkers.org

Washington, DC – To mark this year’s National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), a network of organizations that represent nannies, housecleaners, and care workers across the U.S., announces the growth of its Beyond Survival anti-trafficking campaign. Since 2013, Beyond Survival has focused on shifting the narrative around human trafficking and building the capacity of domestic worker survivors to lead the anti-trafficking movement. In 2016, Beyond Survival will expand the demographic and geographic diversity of its work and further anti-trafficking awareness by doubling the number of organizations anchoring the campaign, launching its inaugural Beyond Survival Fund as an emergency source of funding that directly supports survivors, and expanding its 2016 policy agenda.

National Domestic Workers Alliance Applauds Georgia Supreme Court's Decision to Uphold Minimum Wage for Home Care Workers

Securing Floor Protections for Home Care Workers Is Key To Strengthening One of America’s Most Critical and Fastest Growing Workforces

Atlanta, Georgia -- The National Domestic Workers Alliance and its Atlanta Chapter applaud this week’s decision by the Georgia Supreme Court in Anderson et al v. Southern Home Care Services, Inc. et al.. The court’s decision allows a federal class action case brought by several homecare workers to continue against Southern Home Care Services and against Res-Care, Inc., despite assertions to the contrary Res-Care, a by the publicly traded corporation argued that these homecare workers should be found not to be protected by neither Georgia nor federal wage laws. The decision is another step forward in the long-time effort to secure basic floor protections and dignity for home care workers, a significant and growing workforce across the country.

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