What are domestic workers in our homes asking for?
The Domestic Workers’ Rights Workshop on November 7th was a deep conversation during which we tried to de-stigmatize what it means to be an equitable employer of a nanny, housekeeper or elder care worker. Several local domestic workers shared their personal experiences and what they are advocating for. Please read CURE’s press release, issued following the event; it outlines the specifics of what we learned that night.
Even if you weren't able to attend, here are some excellent resources which will support you in further research and even inspire you to take ACTION!
National Domestic Workers Alliance - Founded in 2007, NDWA works for respect, recognition, and inclusion in labor protections for domestic workers, the majority of whom are immigrants and women of color.
Action Network- My Home is Someone’s Workplace: Re-envisioning Domestic Employment in NY State.
We would like to thank Jirandy Martinez of the Mamaroneck Community Resource Center (CRC) and the courageous, local domestic workers on the panel who were led by Martha Carballo. Also, our moderator, Mariana Alonso-Jusufaj of National Domestic Workers Alliance. These strong women will be brought back again by the CURE team as we feel this conversation should be ongoing in Larchmont and Mamaroneck. Domestic work is the work that makes other work possible.
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