Do you know your rights?

We made it through half of the year!  The next six months will be filled to the brim as we work hard to improve conditions for domestic workers in Georgia.  We are continuing our exploratory work to identify current conditions as we build our membership and engagement across the state.

At the same time, we are making sure that domestic workers are not currently being exploited in their work.  We will be making sure that domestic workers in Georgia know their rights and also how to advocate for themselves.  We will also be holding another hiring fair featuring small agencies committed to paying their employees a fair wage.  

We hope to see you this month!

JULY CALENDAR

  • Saturday, July 8, 11-2pm: Hiring Fair
  • Saturday, July 15, 10am-1pm: Monthly Member Meeting
  • Tuesday, July 18, 6:30-8:30pm: Domestic Worker Rights with Wage and Hour Division
  • Thursday, July 27, 6:30-8:30pm: Game Night

HIRING FAIR

We will be holding our second hiring fair of the year on Saturday, July 8 from 11 am to 2 pm.  The fair will be held in the Dunbar Recreation Center Gymnasium, at 477 Windsor St SW.  There will be agencies present hiring housecleaners, nannies, homecare workers, and more.  Workers attending will also be able to receive information about some of the training programs available to domestic workers in the metro area.  To register to attend the fair, click here.  For more information, email Jacklyn at jacklyn@domesticworkers.org.  

 

MEMBER MEETING

Join us on Saturday, July 15 for our Monthly Member Meeting. New Member Orientations will begin at 10, and regular meetings will begin at 10:30 and last until 1 pm.  The new longer meeting schedule will allow us to talk about our chapter activities, campaigns, and also do political education together so that we can build our analysis of the systems that shape our lives.  As always, a light breakfast will be served and children are welcome.

GEORGIA DOMESTIC WORKER RIGHTS

Do you know what employment rights domestic workers are entitled to here in Georgia?


Rachel Mast, from the Department of Labor Wage and Labor Division, and Charmaine Davis, from the Department of Labor Women's Bureau, will be joining us on Tuesday, July 18 to share information about rights for homecare workers, nannies, and housekeepers in Georgia. They will also share how to file complaints and advocate for yourself.

To RSVP for this event, email atlanta@domesticworkers.org. Refreshments will be served, and childcare will be available.

GAME NIGHT

Join other domestic workers on Thursday, July 27 at 6:30 pm for a night of fellowship, fun, and games!  We will be holding this month's kinship gathering in our office at 250 Georgia Avenue, Ste 212.  If you have a favorite game, bring it and we will provide refreshments.  To RSVP, email atlanta@domesticworkers.org  

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Here are highlights of the events for the next few months:

  • Saturday, August 12:  CPR Certification Course
  • Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20:  Domestic Worker Organizing Intensive
  • Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17: Georgia Domestic Worker Congress
  • Friday, October 13: Domestic Worker Day Celebration

For more info about any of these events, email atlanta@domesticworkers.org.

 

 

TELLING DOMESTIC WORKERS' STORIES

We are continuing our storytelling project.  We would love to interview you or your loved one about your experiences as a domestic worker.  If you are interested in being a part of the storytelling project, contact Tamika at 404-584-0840 or tamika@domesticworkers.org.  

StoryCorps Regional Manager Daniel Horowitz Garcia teaching members to use the StoryKit.

GET INVOLVED!

We have big plans for the chapter, but we need your help!  Here are some ways you can plug in to the work of the chapter and improve conditions for domestic workers in Georgia.

  • Conduct surveys of current domestic workers
  • Interview current and former domestic workers
  • Do outreach
  • Conduct phone banking for meetings and events

If you are interested in participating in any of these activities, contact Jacklyn at 404-584-0840 or jacklyn@domesticworkers.org.

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