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National Domestic Workers Alliance Launches We Dream in Black Chapter in NYC

Media Contact: Marzena Zukowska
e: marzena@domesticworkers.org
c: (872) 216-3684 | @MarzenaZukowska

Building Organizing Capacity of Black Domestic Workers to Lead

(New York, New York) -- Last week, the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) officially launched a We Dream in Black Chapter in New York City as part of a new initiative to build the organizing capacity of Black U.S. born and immigrant domestic workers.

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.

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