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Organizer: Lindsay Imai Hong and Suzanne Schmidt About: The San Francisco Bay Area chapter supported the passage of the California Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights in 2016. We are organizing for a statewide social insurance program and in close collaboration with the California Domestic Workers Coalition. Resources for CA: Bill Summary https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/DomesticWorkerBillOfRights-FAQ.html
Organizer: Amy Cohen About: Founded in 2018, Hand in Hand’s employer members joined workers at the Pennsylvania Domestic Workers Alliance to win the strongest municipal Bill of Rights in Philadelphia in 2019. Resources: Bill Summary https://domesticemployers.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Philadelphia-DWBOR-Summary-Comms-Briefing.pdf
Organizer: Erica Sklar About: In partnership with the Seattle Domestic Workers Alliance, Seattle members won the first municipal Bill of Rights in 2017 to bring dignity and respect to the city’s domestic workforce. Resources Seattle Domestic Workers Ordinance Rules https://domesticemployers.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Final-SHRR-160-For-Publication.pdf Seattle Domestic Workers Ordinance Booklet https://domesticemployers.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Seattle-OLS-Booklet.pdf Seattle Domestic Workers Ordinance Flyer
The Massachusetts Coalition of Domestic Workers (MCDW) works to bring racial and social justice and dignity to all domestic workers in our state. http://www.massdomesticworkers.org
Damayan empowers low-wage workers to fight for their labor, health, gender, and immigrant rights. Established in 2002, our purpose is to build leadership at the grassroots level to eliminate labor trafficking, fight labor fraud and wage theft, and to demand fair labor standards to achieve economic and social justice. http://www.damayanmigrants.org
La Colectiva is a worker-run collective that helps empower immigrant women and connect them with jobs. http://www.lacolectivasf.org
Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA) is a grassroots organization of Latina immigrant women with a double mission of promoting personal transformation and building community power for social and economic justice. http://www.mujeresunidas.net