Founded in 2000, Domestic Workers United [DWU] is an organization of Caribbean, Latina and African nannies, housekeepers, and elderly caregivers in New York, organizing for power, respect, fair labor standards and to help build a movement to end exploitation and oppression for all. DWU is a proud founding member of the National Domestic Workers Alliance. DWU and its partners brought their power to bear in 2010 when the nation's first Domestic Workers Bill of Rights was passed in New York.

March 12, 2008

Fight for the Bill of Rights in Albany, April 15th & May 20th

TWO Albany Days of Action for


for Domestic Workers

Take a Stand for a Domestic Workers BILL OF RIGHTS in New York


Sign up for 1 or both days, Leaving 6:00 am, returning 7:30 pm the same day

Meet in front of the Barnes and Noble on the north side of Union Square Park at 6:00 am

Take the 4/5/6/N/R/W/Q to Union Square in Manhattan

Transportation by bus and food provided, donations welcome!

Call to reserve your seats today! We need reservations as soon as possible to book buses. If your organization would like to co-sponsor, or for more information contact domesticworkersunited@gmail.com or (718) 220-7391 x 11.

Everyday, 200,000 domestic workers (nannies, elderly companions, housekeepers) in New York make it possible for their employers to go to work; most are employed without a living wage, healthcare, and basic labor protections. A long-standing history of exclusion from basic labor laws, the devaluing of women’s work and women of color workers, along with the physical isolation in their employers’ homes creates vulnerability to abuse.

Domestic workers in New York are organizing for power, respect and a Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, to recognize the workforce and establish basic labor standards including an annual cost of living wage increase, notice of termination and severance pay, paid sick days, holidays and vacation, and health care . This legislative session, we're making a big push to be heard and change the course of history for this critical workforce. Join us and take a stand in support of justice, recognition and respect for all workers.

You can download a DAY OF ACTION ORGANIZING TOOLKIT in our MEDIA section at www.domesticworkersunited.org