A member of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Mujeres Unidas y Activas is a grassroots organization that empowers nannies, housekeepers and other domestic workers through community actions, leadership development and skills-based trainings.
Jennifer Angarita blogs for the National AFL-CIO.
Conducted by the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and the Center for Urban Economic Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the study released today offers a startling and provocative look into the often-invisible world of domestic workers. Based on interviews with 2,086 workers across the country, researchers found domestic workers face serious financial hardships and have little control over their working conditions.
The partnership announcement fittingly comes on May Day, International Workers’ Day, when working people across the country and around the world are highlighting and celebrating the contributions of workers every day and the role immigrants play in our economy.