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September Update

Happy September!

Last month, we welcomed Jacklyn Izsraael to the staff as our Chapter Organizer!  This month, we are ready to relaunch an active chapter. This month will be action packed!  Check out the calendar and items below to find out how to get involved.  We will also be reaching out to you all over the next few months as we launch our new membership processes.  We would love to see you all this month and for you to renew your membership in the chapter. 

Monthly Calendar

 

September 6:  We Won't Wait Canvasser Orientation

This is an exciting month for us

This is an exciting month for us, as we prepare to welcome new staff, launch new work, and fully implement our membership and leadership processes.  We invite you to join us for some of our activities, and find new ways to plug in and be involved in the chapter.

Monthly Calendar

August 8-13:  NDWA Summer Break (OFFICE CLOSED)

August 20:  Monthly Member Meeting 10 am - 12 pm

August 25:  Leadership Committee Meeting

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

The New Economy and Its Discontents: Low-Wage Workers Propose a Good Work Code for Silicon Valley

By some estimates, as many as 53 million people living in the United States are now self-employed. Many work as independent contractors or freelancers, hired and fired at the click of an app.

With flexibility comes a measure of freedom but also of insecurity; a measure of independence but also of isolation. Digital sector workers may not stand on a speeding production line or operate deadly machines, but they still can still face danger on the job. Subjective feedback or "ratings" systems are open to abuse.

Orange Is the New Black Star: Immigration Raids Must Stop

Guerrero is an actor, the author of In The Country We Love, and a supporter of the We Belong Together campaign

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

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**

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

Meet The Gig Economy Companies That See Investing In Workers As A Smart Business Strategy

Evan Bochner is part of what’s often dubbed the “on-demand economy” or the “gig economy,” the growing collection of app-based startups providing services to clients at the click of a button. The 27-year-old handyman works 30 to 40 hours a week for the New York City-based office cleaning and maintenance company. He does everything from assembling desks, shelves and chairs to unclogging toilets, painting and electrical work.

#31Days of Feminism: Ai-jen Poo

What do you love the most about the work you do?

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