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Story Troff document USA: The Illinois Domestic Workers Bill of Rights passed out of the Senate with bi-partisan support
by IDWFED published May 11, 2016 last modified May 13, 2016 02:53 PM
On May 11, the struggle of Illinois domestic workers took a major step forward with an overwhelmingly bipartisan Senate vote of 53 to 0 to pass the Illinois Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights (HB 1288).
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Story text/texmacs USA: The NannyVan educating domestic workers about their rights
by IDWFED published Sep 12, 2014 last modified Dec 13, 2014 09:07 PM
NannyVan is an organization based in New York that travels around the country in an awesome 1976 revamped Chevy van that was purchased on Craigslist. Their goal is to accelerate the movement for domestic workers rights' by meeting domestic workers face-to-face and informing them about everything they are entitled to in their workplace. They hand out informational flyers, sample work contracts, informational coloring pages for children and they even have a nanny hotline where domestic workers can call in and hear short, humorous episodes that teaches them about their rights.
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USA: The NDWA is celebrating the 10th Anniversary for dignity and fairness for domestic workers
by IDWFED published Oct 30, 2017 last modified Nov 02, 2017 06:34 PM
Over the course of a decade, the National Domestic Workers Alliance has emerged as the leading, unified national voice for dignity and fairness for domestic workers.
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Story USA: The Oregon Domestic Workers Bill of Rights passed out of the House
by IDWFED published Jun 06, 2015 last modified Jun 06, 2015 09:43 PM
The Oregon Domestic Workers Bill of Rights passed out of the House and is headed to Governor Kate Brown's desk. More and more states are seeing that it is their moral duty to right the historic wrong of domestic worker exclusion.
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Story USA: The Rights of Domestic Workers
by IDWFED published Jun 14, 2009 last modified Dec 25, 2015 05:47 PM
There are more than 200,000 workplaces in New York State where fundamental labor standards do not apply, not even in theory. These are not sweatshops or salt mines. They are private homes, where housekeepers, nannies and caregivers for the elderly do work as important as it is isolated and unprotected.
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Story USA: The Senate passed an Immigration Reform Bill for millions, including domestic workers
by IDWFED published Jun 29, 2013 last modified Aug 30, 2015 06:41 PM
The Senate has taken a big step forward toward immigration reform. The bill they passed contains a road map to citizenship for millions of families – including domestic workers. Domestic workers do the work that makes all other work possible. This is a moment to transform that reality, to fully welcome the many people who make our nation what it is today, so that they may continue to strengthen us toward the future.
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Story USA: Time for Domestic Workers to Enjoy Equal Rights and Recognition
by IDWFED published Apr 06, 2013 last modified Sep 24, 2015 05:51 PM
Domestic workers help sustain the rest of the American workforce; in the words of activists, their work makes all other work possible. But many live on less than minimum wage without overtime pay, sometimes working for 20 hours straight with little more than a floor mat to sleep on. In order to protect those who care for our rapidly aging population, activists are calling for the federal government to enact legislation to end the inhumane treatment that's breaking down the domestic workforce every day.
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Story Troff document USA: Trafficked domestic worker allowed to stay in US after winning settlement against diplomat
by IDWFED published Sep 14, 2012 last modified Nov 05, 2015 03:46 PM
“I want people to realize that this is really happening here in America to domestic workers,” said Dema at a September 13 press conference organized by Damayan and the Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center.
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Story USA: TUCA Publishes Support for Domestic Workers
by IDWFED published May 01, 2011 last modified May 03, 2016 06:20 PM — filed under:
On May 1 women workers in the Americas mobilized to demand from governments and business the responses needed to assure passage of the new agreement “Decent Work for Domestic Workers” at the next International Labour Conference.
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Affiliate USA: United Domestic Workers of America (UDWA)
by IDWFED published Mar 13, 2018 last modified Mar 27, 2019 12:02 AM
The mission of UDW is to serve and advocate for our membership. Our work and efforts provide support for providers and others alike for greater public good. Local 3930 will continue to work towards better wages, improved benefits and legislative reform.
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