We Dream in Black
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Black Domestic Workers Continue the Call for Standards in the Care Industry
 
 

Pay, Proffesionalism & Respect

Black Domestic Workers Continue the Call for Standards in the Care Industry

 
 

2018

INTERVIEW SERIES AND POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS

Pay, Professionalism & Respect is a two-volume report detailing the history and current challenges facing black nannies, home care workers, and house cleaners in Atlanta, GA, and Durham, NC, such as systemically low wages, rampant sexual harassment, and a lack of benefits. It also details policy recommendations and reforms that are needed to transform the entire care industry, which is one of the fastest growing in the country.


REPORTS

 

The report was authored by the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and its We Dream in Black program, and the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and its Black Worker Initiative.

 

“I’m still struggling for black women. They’ve been the burden bearer of all segments of blacks and I think they need the opportunity to demonstrate their skills, their abilities, and their knowledge.”

- DOROTHY BOLDEN (1923-2005)

Founder and President of The National Domestic Workers Union (1968-1998) who worked as a domestic worker for more than 41 years

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