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National Domestic Workers Alliance receives $42,000 from CREDO to organize for dignity, respect and labor protections for domestic workers!

CREDO Empowers Customers to Support Progressive Nonprofits

For Immediate Release: March 3, 2014

Contact: Rosana Reyes, 415.505.2510 Rosana@domesticworkers.org

Why Your Nanny Deserves a Raise

Activist Ai-jen Poo was on the TIME 100 list in 2012 when her organization fought for the rights of nannies and house cleaners in California. Today they can claim victory in that state and they have their sights on the rest.

NDWA statement on indictment of Indian consular officer Devyani Khobragade

As advocates for domestic workers in the United States and around the world, we applaud the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York for the indictment of Indian consular officer Devyani Khobragade.

She Worked Hard For The Money

Actress Misty Upham plays Johanna, a young Native American caregiver, in the film August: Osage County. She wrote this excellent piece about domestic work for The Daily Beast.

The Atlanta NDWA Chapter

Paola Garcia worked as a live-in nanny in Boston for five years. Her working day would started at 6 am in the morning and end at 11 pm at night. She would get just 8 hours off each week, on Saturday. She was supposed to be paid $600 per week - but for 2 ½ years the family that employed her had been ‘saving’ $200 of that, which she would never receive. She did not get sick leave. She once had a root canal on her day off, and upon returning with a swollen face and in pain, was asked to take the children out for pizza - the parents had a party to go to that night.

Domestic Workers Deserve Protection: Hold Diplomats Like Khobragade to Account

Last Tuesday, the Manhattan U.S. Attorney announced the arrest of Devyani Khobragade, a prominent Indian diplomat, for allegedly falsifying documents related to the domestic worker she employed through an A-3 visa, who has come forward with details about low pay and poor labor conditions at Khobragade’s home.

Domestic Worker Advocacy Pays Off

Domestic workers were featured in Equal Voice for Families' 2013 in Review article, "Congress Bickers, People Take Action."

Talk about persistence: Domestic workers have spent decades advocating ordinary wage and hour protections. In 2013, they had several victories.

“We won a change that’s going to put hundreds of millions of dollars into the pockets of low-wage working women,” said Andrea Cristina Mercado, campaign director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance ...

Purpose Prize Winner Fights For Caregivers

When is the last time you worked 12 hours a day, seven days a week for total pay of $225? My guess is probably never.

But if you’re a live-in domestic worker taking care of children or an in-home worker caring for the elderly, you probably have an inkling of how this scenario plays out.

Advocates Urge Temporary Protected Status for Filipinos in the U.S.

MEDIA ADVISORY

For Immediate Release
December 5, 2013
CONTACT: Irene Jor, National Domestic Workers Alliance
617-953-3285 irene@domesticworkers.org
Aquilina Soriano Versoza, Pilipino Workers Center
213-422-3341 aqui@pwcsc.org

National day of remembrance and support for Filipino families hit by Typhoon Haiyan

Protesters outside Grady pressure Deal to expand Medicaid

Nearly 100 people rallied in front of Grady Memorial Hospital last Friday afternoon to demand that Gov. Nathan Deal change his stance toward Medicaid Expansion.

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