The National Domestic Workers Alliance joins the 99% Spring
4.27.2012 | National Domestic Workers' Alliance
This month and next, hundreds of thousands of people from across the country are participating in the 99% Spring -- a movement to rebuild our country’s democracy.
The National Domestic Workers Alliance is participating in this movement because as domestic workers, our struggle to win recognition and basic labor protections is tied to the struggle of the 99% to transform our democracy and rebuild our economy.
Since 2007 nearly 4 million families have lost their homes to foreclosure. Our members are among those most deeply affected by crisis, losing their homes or facing layoffs and reductions in pay.
At a time when the big banks are foreclosing on hundreds of thousands of homes, leaving millions of Americans without a place to raise their children or care for their aging parents, and domestic workers continue to labor without basic wage protections, it’s become clear to us that this crisis hurts all of us and that we must act together to build a better world.
We are proud to stand with the 99% this spring.
On tax day, NDWA members in San Antonio from the Southwest Workers’ Union participated in an action to demand that corporations and the 1% pay their fair share in taxes.
On April 19th, our members in New York stood with the 99% to win for Justice for Pat -- domestic worker who has been abused and denied wages by her employer for years.
On April 24th dozens of domestic workers rallied at the Wells Fargo shareholder meeting to demand an end to foreclosures and profits from private prisons.