Pay, Professionalism & Respect is a two-volume report detailing the history and current challenges facing black nannies, home care workers, and house cleaners in Atlanta, GA, and Durham, NC, such as systemically low wages, rampant sexual harassment, and a lack of benefits. It also details policy recommendations and reforms that are needed to transform the entire care industry, which is one of the fastest growing in the country. Download and read Volume 1 Atlanta below.

Pay, Professionalism & Respect report Volume 1

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The report was authored by the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and its We Dream in Black program, and the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and its Black Worker Initiative.

Patricia Sauls, Atlanta

It’s a gift to be helpful to people who are hurting. I want people to know that people who care for the elderly also deserve care. I would want them to fight more for equitable pay and benefits for people who do the work.

Patricia Sauls, Atlanta