Thank you, @actsecjuliesu and @usdol , for releasing sample written agreements for domestic and care workers!
We're joining @hihdomesticemployers , other domestic workers and employers, supporters, and Acting Labor Secretary Julie Su on Monday, December 11, at 7 P.M. EST to celebrate the publication of these sample agreements and learn how to use them!
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An essential read for house cleaner employers––just in time for the holidays.
We provided some critical insights for employers on how to pay domestic workers, along with @hihdomesticemployers and members of the Housecleaner Worker Council, Aida, Adriana, and Guadalupe.
“Clients hiring an individual to clean their home, rather than an agency, should pay a minimum of $25 to $30 per hour of work.”
Cleaning services are a profession and should be paid for and treated as such.
Learn more insights from professional cleaners about their payment from employers at washingtonpost.com.
Today is #GivingTuesday , a day that activates millions of people to celebrate and support the organizations that mean the most to them.
NDWA is led by and for domestic workers. We fight every day to ensure that they have the respect, recognition and protections they deserve and that these much-needed jobs are good jobs — with dignity and economic security. It’s critical that we take a stand in support of the domestic workers who do the essential work of caring for us and for our loved ones.
This Giving Tuesday, help (or consider helping) us make real, meaningful change for the nannies, housecleaners, and in-home care workers we all rely on by fueling our fight to improve the lives of domestic workers across the country at the 🔗 in our bio.
Check out these facts about domestic workers of color! We've said many times on our platform that women of color make up 2.2 million domestic workers in the U.S. and @thedirector_ej helps us break it down to how far back this fact really goes.
Rosalynn Carter has been an unwavering advocate for caregivers and a visionary in reinforcing our care infrastructure.
Her resilience and commitment to the care movement will be remembered, and we will continue to fight in her honor.
Domestic work has a direct link to Indigenous communities, dating as far back as the 1400s, with women at the forefront. Our mission to fight for the dignity and respect of domestic workers is rooted in this history, and we honor the Indigenous organizers and workers of the present and past who are the heart of our movement.
Read more about the history of Indigenous domestic work at dwherstories.com/timeline.
June Barrett, our elected representative on the Executive Committee of the International Domestic Workers Federation and leader in our We Dream in Black campaign, testified before the Interamerican Human Rights Commission on November 9th.
June delivered a public hearing at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights about Domestic Work, Violence, and Harassment to demand that the governments of Latin America and the Caribbean advance in the implementation of International Labor Organization (ILO) Conventions 189 and 190 and ensure labor and human rights for over 18 million paid domestic workers in the region.
In a press release, June stated: "The road ahead is still long because in the region and globally there are countries that have not yet ratified ILO Conventions 189 and 190 or whose domestic laws do not address the concept of decent work. The work of domestic workers should be on par with that of all workers worldwide, without exception."
June's advocacy––domestic and abroad––is what keeps the domestic worker movement strong and we thank them for their leadership.
ICYMI: Britnee Timberlake of NDWA and New Jersey Citizen Action published an op-ed to spotlight the New Jersey #DomesticWorkersBillofRights .
"It’s time to rectify these historical injustices and acknowledge the immense value of care and domestic work. The demand for a robust care workforce is on the rise, with an aging population and the increasing caregiving needs of our society."