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.

September 22, 2010

DWU is honored

Domestic Workers United is proud to announce our recent award of recognition. The award was presented by Denis Hughes, president of AFL-CIO, at La Fuente's annual Bridge Builders Award Ceremony. The beautiful framed award is presented to DWU "In recognition of their commitment to building bridges across sectors, industries and ethnicities to further workers rights." We extend gratitude to La Fuente and NY and LI Civic Participation Projects for this honor!

In other great news, our sisters in California are doing great work for domestic workers rights. Read this article for more on that.

In addition, DWU was featured in an audio piece for World Vision Report. Give it a listen.

This week we have two important committee meetings. September 23rd is our Campaign Committee, meeting from 7-9 in the office and September 24th is our Basebuilding Committee meeting, also from 7-9 in the office.

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