NDWA Worker Newsletter
Happy winter! Whether it’s a ☃️ snowy wonderland where you are, or you’re living beneath sunny skies and palm trees☀️, it’s time to snuggle up with some hot chocolate and enjoy the holidays with friends and family.
We’ve had a big year and we’re so excited for the next – we’re going into 2024 with big hopes and dreams for domestic workers! Read below about some of what we’ve won this year, and how to get involved in the new year.
Here’s what’s included in this newsletter:
Stay in the loop
Please continue to keep an eye on your texts for ways to be in the community, get the latest information on our work, and find out how you can be involved. If you’re not already on our broadcast text list, you can join by texting WORKERS to 33843 to get the latest information on our work and receive event and online meeting invites. And please invite all your domestic worker friends to join the text list as well.
Big victories in 2023
- The Department of Labor released sample contracts for domestic workers! And we had an amazing event with Acting Labor Secretary Julie Su, along with hundreds of domestic workers, domestic employers, and supporters, to learn more about contracts and how they can create happier, safer workplaces. Click here to find more information about sample agreements.
- We continued to fight hard for necessary investments in care! In the spring, the White House announced its Executive Order on increasing access to high-quality care and supporting care workers. We’re grateful for this historic commitment to care, and we know we need to keep organizing for more. Sign this petition to demand that Congress invest in childcare!
- We honored Labor Day together, including with President Joe Biden! Domestic workers all around the country marched, paraded, and joined together on Labor Day. And in Philadelphia, they were joined by President Joe Biden.
- We joined domestic workers from all over the world at the International Domestic Workers Federation Congress. Members of NDWA flew to Belgium in October to meet with other members of the IDWF, which is made up of 88 affiliates from 68 countries, and which represents nearly 700,000 domestic workers worldwide. At the Congress, domestic workers shared lessons learned from winning rights in the informal economy, securing government investment in care, and organizing for migrant domestic worker justice.
And so much more! Click here to see photos of many other ways domestic workers organized and won in 2023.
Become a dues-paying NDWA member!
Interested in becoming a member? Membership costs $5 per month or $60 per year. Your membership dues will support our organizing to make domestic work good work. In addition, dues-paying members have access to benefits like life insurance, financial counseling, discounts on vision and dental services, movie and entertainment deals — and more! Now more than ever, domestic workers need each other. Together, we are building a world where your work will be recognized and valued. JOIN NOW!
Get involved in 2024
We’re hitting the ground running in 2024! And we have big news: we’re launching NEW monthly programming starting in January. This is because we want to create and foster community with other domestic workers to ensure we are all empowered to advocate for our rights. SIGN UP HERE for our first training of the new year!