Upholding Domestic Workers' Rights

Coming off of NDWA's summer break, we are gearing up for exciting things!  The fall is action packed as we kick off our campaign for a living wage for domestic workers in Georgia.  Come out this month to build organizing skills and be a leader in the movement for domestic worker rights!

Also this month, we will be hosting a workshop on Domestic Worker Rights and how to file a complaint.  Keep reading for more information!

All of this information and more can be found in our first quarterly newsletter.  Newsletters were mailed out this week.  If we don't have your mailing address and you would like to receive a newsletter, send your address to atlanta@domesticworkers.org.

AUGUST CALENDAR

  • Saturday, August 12, 10-4pm: CPR Certification
  • Saturday, July 19 and 20, 10am-4pm: Organizing Intensive
  • Tuesday, July 29, 6:30-8:30pm: Domestic Worker Rights with Wage and Hour Division

ORGANIZING INTENSIVE

Join us on Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20 for our Domestic Worker Organizing Intensive. The Organizing Intensive will run from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, and from noon to 4 pm on Sunday.  The Intensive will provide training on canvassing, phone banking, political education, public speaking and more!  On Saturday, there will be a light breakfast and full lunch; on Sunday, there will be refreshments.  Childcare will be provided on both days.

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, August 29 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.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

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

  • Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17: Georgia Domestic Worker Congress
  • Tuesday, September 26: Earning Additional Income Workshop
  • 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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