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! ! ! ! ! ! Together!we!are!the!National!Domestic!Worker’s!Alliance,!the!nation’s! leading!voice!for!domestic!workers!in!the!United!States.!As!more! organizations!and!individuals!join!this!movement!for!dignity!and!respect,! we!build!our!power!and!potential!to!lead!this!country!toward!a!vision!of! dignified!living!and!working!for!all!people.! ! We!hope!you!will!be!inspired,!learn,!! and!find!many!ways!to!take!action!with!us!! ! Thank!you!for!choosing!to!help!build!the!movement!for!respect!and! recognition!for!domestic!workers.!Let’s!organize!! !

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This%manual%was%created%in%September%2012.%Updated%August%2013.


Contents&

! Section&1:&& What&is&NDWA?&& ! NDWA&Mission&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.1& ! NDWA&History&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&1& ! NDWA&Areas&of&Work&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&2&A&6&& o Capacity&and&Field&Building&& o Research&& o Workforce&Development&&& o Organization&Building,&Sustainability&and&Infrastructure&&& o Strategic&Campaigns&& ! Labor!Standards/Statewide!Bills!of!Rights!! ! Caring!Across!Generations& o Movement&Building& ! We!Belong!Together!& ! Unity& ! United!Workers!Congress!& ! International!Domestic!Worker’s!Network!& & Section&2:&& Who&is&NDWA?& ! NDWA&Members&&&Chapters&&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&7&A&9& ! NDWA&Staff&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&&10& ! NDWA&Board&of&Directors&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&11& & Section&3:&& NDWA&Membership&& ! Membership&Structure&and&Process&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&12&A&13& ! NDWA&Visual&Map&of&Structure&and&Work&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.14& ! Member&Participation&and&Activities&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.15& ! Member&Agreements& i. Values&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&&16&A&17& ii. Agreements&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&18& iii. Expectations&for&NDWA&Convenings&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&&19& ! Conference&Call&Tips&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.&.20& ! NDWA&Member,&Partner&and&Ally&Travel&Policies&and&Procedures.&.&.&21&–&23& & Addendum:&&&&NDWA&History&narrative&and&timeline& & & 2013&Priorities& & & 2012A2013&Accomplishments& !


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Section&1:&What&is&the&National&Domestic&Worker’s&Alliance?& !

! MISSION& The!National!Domestic!Workers!Alliance!(NDWA)!is!the!voice!and!vehicle!for!respect,!recognition,! and!inclusion!in!labor!protections!for!domestic!workers!in!the!United!States.!Through!leadership!and! capacity!development,!strategic!campaigns,!innovative!research,!and!alliance!building!we!seek!to! build!a!vibrant!movement!for!global!justice!rooted!in!a!commitment!to!worker!and!human!rights.! & ! HISTORY&(See&addendum&for&more&on&NDWA&history,&current&priorities&and&accomplishments)& The!National!Domestic!Workers!Alliance!was!founded!at!the!US!Social!Forum!in!Atlanta,!GA!in!2007.! Since!our!founding,!we!went!through!an!immense!growth,!both!internally!and!externally.!We!have! grown!from!13!members!to!42!affiliate!organizations,!from!a!$20,000!budget!to!one!that!is!just!under! $3!million,!from!a!staff!of!1W2!members!to!one!of!18,!and!to!an!organization!leading!multiple!projects! and!campaigns!at!a!state,!national!and!international!level.!This!growth!can!be!attributed!to!a!number! of!factors,!in!particular!to!clear!and!visionary!leadership!and!strategy!in!both!domestic!worker! organizing!and!the!broader!movement,!to!our!victories!in!New!York!and!at!the!ILO,!and!to!the!high! level!of!alignment!with!our!member!affiliates.! NDWA!is!the!leading!voice!for!respect,!recognition,!and!rights!for!domestic!workers!in!the!United! States.!!Through!research,!building!alliances,!leadership!development,!and!policy!change,!we!seek!to! win!improved!working!conditions!for!the!workforce!while!building!a!powerful!movement!of! domestic!workers!rooted!in!human!rights!and!dignity.!NDWA’s!programs!include!local!capacity! building;!statewide!policy!campaigns!to!establish!labor!standards!and!enforce!existing!rights;! national!and!international!allianceWbuilding;!workforce!development!training!and!research.! NDWA!brings!together!42!local,!membershipWbased!organizations!of!nannies,!housekeepers!and! caregivers!for!the!elderly!located!in!27!cities!and!18!states!around!the!country.!Our!current!annual! budget!is!just!under!$3!million,!including!about!$1!million!in!reWgranted!support!for!our!affiliates.!Our! recent!major!accomplishments!include:! 1. Completing!the!first!national!workforce!study!of!domestic!workers!in!collaboration!with!the! University!of!Illinois!in!Chicago!and!DataCenter.! 2. Providing!integral!support!toward!the!passage!of!the!landmark!New!York!Domestic!Worker! Bill!of!Rights,!the!California!Domestic!Workers!Bill!of!Rights,!with!similar!campaigns!emerging! in!Illinois,!Washington!and!Massachusetts.! 3. Serving!as!a!founding!member!of!the!International!Domestic!Workers!Network,!and!helping! to!pass!the!first!International!Labor!Convention!on!domestic!work!in!2011.! 4. Launching!the!national!campaign,!Caring!Across!Generations,!with!our!sister!organization,! Jobs!with!Justice!to!create!new!quality!care!jobs!and!change!the!way!we!care!in!this!country.! 5. Working!with!the!Obama!Administration!and!Sec.!of!Labor!Hilda!Solis!to!incorporate!domestic! worker!record!keeping!and!rights!for!home!care!workers!into!their!agenda!for!regulatory! change.! 6. Gaining!major!media!attention!including!Entertainment!Tonight,!OK!,!and!the!Washington! Post,!on!domestic!workers!stories!in!relationship!to!the!success!of!the!popular!book!and!film! “The!Help.”! ! To!support!this!growth,!we!have!also!built!our!infrastructure!in!key!areas:!!administration,!finance!&! fundraising,!management!&!organizational!development,!and!communications.& !

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Capacity(and(Field(Building( !NDWA!strives!to!expand!the!domestic!worker!movement!

by!involving!new!organizations!in!domestic!worker! organizing,!building!our!individual!and!institutional! membership,!and!supporting!our!members’!base!building! capacity.!NDWA!provides!training,!technical!assistance,! and!exchange!opportunities!for!organizational!members! with!the!goal!of!developing!key!leaders,!building!local! organizing!capacity,!and!developing!our!strengths!and! skills!to!provide!national!movement!leadership.!! W

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Strategy!Organizing!Leadership!(SOL):!In!March!2012! NDWA!completed!a!2Wyear!program,!which!provided! training,!coaching!and!reWgranting!to!build!the! organizing!capacity!of!26!affiliates.!Another!version!of! SOL!will!begin!in!2014.!! Basebuilding!Innovation!Group!(Get!BIG!)!:!In!2013,! NDWA!launched!BIG!to!experiment!with!local!organizing!models!that!can!grow!our!scale!of! organizing.! Black!Organizing!Initiative:!NDWA!is!investing!in!organizing!more!black!domestic!workers,! including!with!development!of!the!NDWA!Atlanta!Chapter.! Staff&Contact:!Jill!Shenker,!Field!Director,!jill@domesticworkers.org!!

NDWA(CNX(

NDWA!CNX!is!a!text!and!hotline!rapid!communications!tool.!Your!organization!can!set!up!an!account! to!be!able!to!sign!people!up!and!communicate!with!your!contacts!via!text.!In!addition,!NDWA! provides!timely!updates!via!text,!web,!and!hotline!about!immigration!reform!and!the!domestic! worker!movement.!www.domesticworkers.org/cnx.!!!& &

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NDWA!seeks!to!expand!the!body!of!knowledge!about! domestic!work!and!to!place!domestic!workers!as! experts!in!this!research.!Between!2010W2012!NDWA! embarked!on!the!first!comprehensive!national!study! on!the!working!conditions!of!domestic!workers.!It!was! a!participatory!study!led!by!our!members!around!the! country,!and!included!surveys!of!over!2,000!domestic! workers!from!14!cities!and!culminated!in!the! publication!of!the!report!Home%Economics:%The% Invisible%and%Unregulated%World%of%Domestic%Work.! Dissemination!of!this!research!raises!awareness!among!the!public,!the!media,!employers,!and! policymakers!about!the!need!for!industry!reforms!throughout!the!country.!NDWA!is!working!on!a! book!to!document!the!history!and!lessons!learned!from!our!wave!of!domestic!worker!organizing.!! Staff&Contact:!Linda!Burnham,!Research!Director,!linda@domesticworkers.org! !

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Workforce(Development( Given!the!growth!in!the!care!industry!and!our!strategic!campaign,!Caring!Across!Generations,!NDWA! is!developing!a!homecare!worker!training!to!both!provide!critical!professional!training!and!to!build! the!base!of!caregivers.!A!pilot!launched!in!Seattle!in!2013.!NDWA!also!has!a!partnership!with!SEIU,! including!collaborating!on!homecare!training!and!vocational!ESL.!! Staff&Contact:!Jill!Shenker,!Field!Director,!jill@domesticworkers.org! & &

Alliance(Building,(Sustainability(and(Infrastructure( ! NDWA!has!had!a!very!positive,!inspiring,!and!encouraging!culture!since!we!started,!but!as!we!grow,! we!need!to!be!intentional!about!how!to!maintain!our!growth,!the!positive!culture,!and!create! systems!to!support!a!new!scale!of!organizing.!We!aim!to!create!a!healthy,!sustainable,!accountable! and!supportive!infrastructure!for!NDWA's!work.!! Staff&Contact:&Mariana!Viturro,!Deputy!Director,!mariana@domesticworkers.org!! & &

Social(Innovation( NDWA!is!committed!to!sustainability!and!innovation,!and!we!are!researching!social!enterprise! models!to!allow!us!to!get!to!scale!to!win!real!change!and!build!worker!power.!Our!current!social! innovation!projects!include:!exploring!developing!an!online!matching!and!hiring!service!for!highWroad! domestic!employers;!access!to!financial!and!banking!services;!and!a!marketing!partnership!and! labeling!standard!with!a!socially!responsible!green!cleaning!company!to!promote!nonWtoxic!cleaning.! Staff&Contact:&Palak!Shah,!Director!of!Social!Innovations,!palak@domesticworkers.org!( ( (

Strategic(Campaigns( http://www.domesticworkers.org/campaigns!

! Labor!Standards/Statewide!Bills!of!Rights:! !In!August!of!2010,!NY!became!the!first!state!in!the!country! to!provide!basic!labor!protections!for!domestic!workers! after!a!valiant!and!creative!7Wyear!campaign!led!by! Domestic!Workers!United!and!the!coalition!of!domestic! worker!organizations!in!NY.!And!since!206,!organizations! throughout!California!have!been!leading!a!campaign!to! win!a!Domestic!Workers!Bill!of!Rights!in!a!second!state.!In! 2013,!NDWA!member!organizations!in!MA!and!IL!launched! similar!campaigns.!We!have!a!Bill!of!Rights!campaign! cohort!where!organizers!working!on!these!campaigns!can! share!strategies,!lessons,!and!materials.!In!addition,!NDWA! provides!strategy!development!and!communications!support!to!the!campaignsW!from!helping!get! major!stories,!to!creating!national!media!campaigns!like!our!#BeTheHelp!campaign.! ! Staff&Contact:&Yomara!Velez,!State!Strategies!Organizer,!yomara@domesticworkers.org! !

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Department!of!Labor!Regulations:!Since!the!Since!the!Obama!Administration!took!power,! NDWA!has!been!advocating!for!regulatory!changes!at!the!Department!of!Labor!that!can!address!the! needs!and!exclusions!of!domestic!workers.!In!December!2010,!Obama!and!the!U.S.!Department!of! Labor!proposed!a!rule!change!of!the!companionship!and!liveWin!domestic!worker!regulations.!!The! proposed!changes!would!result!in!the!extension!of!minimum!wage!and!overtime!protections!to!most! home!care!aides.!Additionally,!the!proposed!rule!would!require!employers!of!liveWin!domestic! workers!to!maintain!an!accurate!record!of!actual!hours!worked.! Staff%Contact:!Dianne!Enriquez,!Lead!Organizer,!dianne@domesticworkers.org!%

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Caring!Across!Generations:!is!a!national!movement!that!is!transforming!

the!way!we!care!in!this!country.!We!all!know!there!is!no!place!like!home.!We! are!making!sure!that!people!with!disabilities!and!seniors!get!the!support! they!need!to!continue!to!live!independently!in!their!homes,!that!the! workers!who!provide!that!support!have!quality!jobs,!and!that!the!workers! and!consumers!are!treated!with!dignity!and!respect.!NDWA,!in!alliance!with! dozens!of!other!leading!organizations!across!the!country,!is!working!to!reW imagine!and!reWvalue!care.!The!Caring!Across!Generations!policy!plan! includes!two!concurrent!platforms:!protecting!the!vital!programs!and!rights! we!have!earned!as!a!nation,!and!creating!what!we!need!in!order!to!ensure!quality,!affordable!care! and!good!jobs.! !www.caringacrossgenerations.org!! Staff&Contact:!Dianne!Enriquez,!Lead!Organizer,!dianne@domesticworkers.org! & & Beyond!Survival:&We!are!organizing!for!a!longWterm!vision!of!domestic!worker!rights!as!a!way!to! eliminate!human!trafficking!in!domestic!work.!At!the!same!time,!we!recognize!the!role!of!the! existing!legal!and!social!service!systems!in!the!US,!and!will!work!toward!reforms!that!will!expand! access!to!these!programs!for!domestic!workers!who!have!not!typically!received!attention!relative!to! other!forms!of!human!trafficking.!By!bringing!worker!rights!to!the!forefront,!by!rejecting!the! denigration!of!our!work,!we!are!strengthening!the!antiWtrafficking!movement!for!everyone.!Our! three!major!goals!for!the!campaign!are!to:& 1. Develop!Survivor!Leadership!and!Support! 2. Lift!up!Stories!and!Experiences!of!Trafficked!Domestic!Workers! 3. Change!Policy!At!Multiple!Levels! Staff&Contact:!Tiffany!Williams,!tiffany@domesticworkers.org!! !

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Movement(Building( We!believe!we!need!a!mass!movement!to!achieve!the!kind!of!change!we!need.!To!this!end,!we! prioritize!building!alliances!and!engaging!in!movement!building!projects!across!sectors,!regions,!and! countries.! !

We!Belong!Together!is!an!initiative!of!the!NDWA,! the!National!Asian!Pacific!American!Women’s!Forum,!and! others,!to!bring!attention!to!the!ways!in!which!unjust! immigration!laws!affect!women,!children!and!families.!We! Belong!Together!has!two!primary!functionsW!1)!strengthening! %www.webelongtogether.org%! and!integrating!a!genderWbased!analysis!into!immigration!policy! debates!at!local,!state,!and!national!levels,!and!2)!bringing!new! constituencies!together!to!more!effectively!advocate!for!policies!that!respect!women's!fundamental! human!rights.!Our!main!activities!include!organizing!Women’s!Human!Rights!Delegations!to!states! impacted!by!antiWimmigrant!legislation!to!bear!witness!on!the!impacts!of!these!laws!on!women!and! children!and!organizing!a!children’s!letterWwriting!campaign,!called!a!Wish!for!the!Holidays,!to!bring! the!voices!of!children,!calling!for!a!stop!to!deportations!so!that!all!families!can!stay!together,!to! Washington.!! Staff&Contact:!Lisa!Moore,!lisa@domesticworkers.org! % %

United!Worker’s!Congress!(UWC)!www.unitedworkerscongress.org!!

The!United!Workers!Congress!is!a!strategic!alliance!of!workers!that!are!either!by! law!or!by!practice!excluded!from!the!right!to!organize!in!the!United!States.!The! Excluded!Workers!Congress!was!born!in!June!of!2010,!at!the!US!Social!Forum!in! Detroit,!when!nine!sectors!of!workers!who!are!by!default!excluded!from!labor! laws!came!together!with!the!mission!to!expand!the!right!to!organize!for!all! workers.!The!nine!sectors!included:!guest!workers,!domestic!workers,!day! laborers,!tippedWminimum!wage!workers!(such!as!restaurant!workers),!Black!workers!in!“right!to!work! for!less”!states!in!the!South,!farm!workers,!taxi!drivers,!workfare!workers,!and!formerly!incarcerated! workers.! ! Staff&Contact:!Jill!Shenker,!Field!Director,!jill@domesticworkers.org!! ! !

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The!International!Domestic!Workers!Network!(IDWN)!is!made!up!of! domestic!workers'!organizations!and!other!trade!unions!around!the! world.!Juana!Flores!from!our!Board!of!Directors!and!Mujeres!Unidas!y! Activas!in!California!represents!NDWA!on!its!Steering!Committee.!In! 2006,!the!campaign!to!create!international!law!and!standards!for!decent! work!for!domestic!workers!through!an!International!Labor!Organization! (ILO)!Convention!was!launched.!In!2009,!an!interim!structure!of!IDWN!was!formally!developed!to! lead!the!charge!for!the!ILO!Convention,!which!we!won!on!June!16,!2011.! ! Staff&Contact:!Jill!Shenker,!Field!Director,!jill@domesticworkers.org!! ! !

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Unity% www.theunityalliance.org% ! In!the!short!period!since!the!beginning!of!this! century,!an!emerging!trend!towards!the! development!of!national!networks!of!local! community!based!organizations!has!begun!to! grow.!!These!include!the!Grassroots!Global!Justice! Alliance,!Jobs!with!Justice,!the!National!Day! Laborers!Organizing!Network,!the!National! Domestic!Workers!Alliance,!and!the!Right!to!the!City! Alliance.!!Some!of!the!networks!are! industry/demographic!specific!and!others!are! broader.!Together!they!represent!hundreds!of! thousands!of!constituents!in!poor!and!lowWincome! communities!and!hundreds!of!grassroots! communityWbased,!worker,!student!and!youth! organizations.!In!December!2008,!representatives!from!these!five!leading!grassroots!alliances!and! networks!came!together!to!identify!concerted!action!in!response!to!the!crises!impacting!our! communities,!the!United!States!and!the!world.!This!meeting!gave!launch!to!a!project!known!as!then! as!InterWAlliance!Dialogue,!and!now!known!as!Unity.!! ! Through!this!collaborative!of!alliances!we!seek!to:!1)!Respond!to!the!current!economic!and! environmental!crises!by!developing!a!bold!agenda!for!change!founded!on!a!vision!of!just,!equitable! and!democratic!recovery,!2)!Ensure!that!our!base!constituencies!–!historically!marginalized! communities,!especially!communities!of!color!–!are!aligned!and!united!at!the!forefront!of!efforts!for! transformative!social!change,!3)!Achieve!a!level!of!scale,!power!and!impact!beyond!the!reach!our! separate!networks/alliances,!and,!4)!Develop!our!local,!regional!and!national!capacity!to!win.!

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Section&2:&Who&is&NDWA?&–&Members,&Staff,&and&Board&of&Directors& &

MEMBERS& As!of!August!2013,!NDWA!has!42!organizational!members!in!28!cities!and!18!states.!NDWA!plans!to! launch!an!individual!membership!program!in!2013!to!invite!domestic!workers!to!affiliate.! ! NDWA&Organizing&Members& Organizing!members!are!organizations!engaged!in!base!building!of!domestic!workers!and!organizing! campaigns!and!have!at!least!10!members!and!a!clear!membership!structure! & & Centro&Humanitario! Adhikaar! DENVER,!Colorado! WOODSIDE,!New!York! www.centrohumanitario.org!!! www.adhikaar.org!! nrosas@centrohumanitario.org!!!!! luna@adhikaar.org!!!!718.937.1117! 303.292.4115! ! ! Brazilian&Immigrant&Center& ALLSTON,!Massachusets! Cidadao&Global! HARTFORD,!Connecticut! LONG!ISLAND!CITY,!New!York! www.braziliancenter.org!!! www.cidadaoglobal.org!!!!! bic@braziliancenter.org!!!617W783W8001& cidadaoglobal@gmail.com!!! & 917.294.6087! ! Brazilian&Women’s&Group! ALLSTON,!Massachusets! Coalition&for&Humane&Immigrant& http://verdeamarelo.org/!!! Rights&of&Los&Angeles&(CHIRLA)! helogalvao@aol.com!!!617.787.0557! LOS!ANGELES,!California! www.chirla.org!!!rsegura@chirla.org!! & 213.353.1333! CASA&de&Maryland! SILVER!SPRING,!Maryland! & Damayan&Migrant&Workers&Association! www.casademaryland.org!! NEW!YORK,!New!York! apena@casamd.org!!!301.431.4185! ! www.damayanmigrants.org!! CASA&Latina! contact@damayanmigrants.org!! SEATTLE,!Washington! 212.564.6057! ! www.casaWlatina.org!! Domestic&Workers&United! araceli@casaWlatina.org!!!!206.956.0779! NEW!YORK,!New!York! ! Centro&Laboral&de&Graton&/&Graton&Day& www.domesticworkersunited.org!!! Labor&Center! domesticworkersunited@gmail.com!! 212.481.5747! GRATON,!California! ! www.gratondaylabor.org!!! Fe&y&Justicia&Worker&Center! maureenpurtill@gmail.com!!! HOUSTON,!Texas! 707.829.1864! & www.houstonworkers.org! fjwc@houstonworkers.org! & 713.862.8222! & !

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Filipino&Advocates&for&Justice! OAKLAND,!California! www.filipinos4action.org!!! fcruz@filipinos4action.org!!! 510.465.9876! IDEPSCA! LOS!ANGELES,!California! www.idepsca.org!! !angela@idepsca.org!!!213.252.2952! & La&Colectiva&de&Mujeres! SAN!FRANCISCO,!California!! lacolectivasf.org!! gcastellanos@dscs.org!! ! Latino&Union&of&Chicago! CHICAGO,!Illinois! www.latinounion.org!!! info@latinounion.org!!!773.588.2641! Matahari:&Eye&of&the&Day&&& BOSTON,!Massachusetts! http://eyeoftheday.org/wp/! info@eyeoftheday.org! & Mujeres&Unidas&y&Activas! SAN!FRANCISCO!&!OAKLAND,! California! www.mujeresunidas.net!! karina@mujeresunidas.net!!! 415.621.8140! ! &

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Ola&de&Mujeres,&Miami&Worker’s& Center! MIAMI,!Florida!! www.miamiworkerscenter.org!! Marcia@theworkerscenter.org!! 305W759W8717! & People&Organized&to&Win&Employment& Rights&(POWER)! SAN!FRANCISCO,!California! www.peopleorganized.org/!!!! donaji@peopleorganized.org!!! 415.864.8372! ! Pilipino&Workers'&Center&of&Southern& California! LOS!ANGELES,!California! www.pwcsc.org!!!lolita@pwcsc.org!! 213.250.4353! & San&Diego&Day&Laborers&and&Household& Workers&Association! SAN!DIEGO,!California! www.myajsd.org!! nyramirez@rocketmail.com!! 760.658.1985! ! Southwest&Workers’&Union! SAN!ANTONIO,!Texas! www.swunion.org!!!!210.299.2666! domesticworkers@swunion.org! Unity&Housecleaners&Cooperative! HEMPSTEAD,!New!York!! lilajuareza@yahoo.com!!!516.565.5377

NDWA&Associate&Members& Associate! Members! include! emerging! domestic! worker! organizing! projects,! groups! that! work! with! domestic! workers! but! do! not! engage! in! organizing! work,! and! individual! domestic! workers.! Also,! every!new!affiliate!to!NDWA!starts!out!as!an!Associate!Member—!after!6!months,!an!organization!or! the!NDWA!field!team!can!petition!the!Board!of!Directors!to!have!the!organization!reWclassified!as!an! Organizing!Member.! & ARISE&Chicago& Break&the&Chain&Campaign& CHICAGO,!Illinois! WASHINGTON!DC! arisechicago.org!!!773W937W1826! http://www.ipsWdc.org/BTCC&! tiffany@ipsWdc.org!& anna@arisechicago.org!! ! 8!


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Dominican&Development&Center& BOSTON,!Massachussetts! www.dominicancenter.net!! dominicancenter@gmail.com! 857W719W9055! ! El&Centro&Laboral&de&Mujeres&por&un& Mundo&Mejor& TUSCON,!Arizona! mujeresporunmundomejor@aol.com! Encuentro& ALBUQUERQUE,!New!Mexico! www.encuentronm.org! andrea.encuentro@gmail.com! 505W247W2920!

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FACE&(Faith&Action&for&Community&& &&&&&&&&&&&&&Equity)& MAKAWAO,!Hawaii! http://facehawaii.org!! kimharman@facehawaii.org!! ! Filipino&Community&Center& SAN!FRANCISCO,!California! http://filipinocc.org! Mario@filipinocc.org!!!415W333W6267! ! Filipino&Migrant&Center& LONG!BEACH,!California! http://fmcsc09.wordpress.com! fmcsc09@gmail.com!!!562W438W9515! Haitian&Women&for&Haitian&Refugees! BROOKLYN,!New!York! haitianwomen.wordpress.com!!

NDWA&Chapters& In!2012,!NDWA!launched!its!first!local!chapter!in!Atlanta,! GA!with!the!goals!of!increasing!our!base!in!the!South!and! the!AfricanWAmerican!community.! ! Atlanta&NDWA&Chapter& Atlanta@domesticworkers.org!! www.domesticworkers.org/atlanta!! Tamieka!Atkins,!646W334W9503! ! !

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NDWA&STAFF& Learn!more!about!each!of!our!staff!at!www.domesticworkers.org/staff! ! ! New!York!Office! AiWjen!Poo,!Director! ! ! ! ! ! !aijen@domesticworkers.org! Barbara!Young,!National!Organizer! ! ! ! !Barbara@domesticworker.org!! Felicia!Martinez,!Assistant!to!the!Director! ! ! !Felicia@domesticworkers.org!! Sophia!Giddens,!Development!Manager! ! ! Sophia@domesticworkers.org! Tara!Shuai!Ellison,!Finance!and!Operations!Director! !tara@domesticworkers.org!! Yashna!Maya!Padamsee,!Administrative!Coordinator! !yashna@domesticworkers.org!! Yomara!Velez,!State!Strategies!Organizer! ! ! !yomara@domesticworkers.org! ! ! Oakland!Office! Andrea!Cristina!Mercado,!Campaign!Director! ! andrea@domesticworkers.org! Jill!Shenker,!Field!Director! ! ! ! ! jill@domesticworkers.org!! Linda!Burnham,!Research!Director! ! ! ! linda@domesticworkers.org! Maria!Reyes,!National!Organizer! ! ! ! maria@domesticworkers.org! Mariana!Viturro,!Deputy!Director! ! ! ! mariana@domesticworkers.org!! Rosana!Reyes,!Communications!Director! ! ! rosana@domesticworkers.org! ! National!staff!in!other!locations! Dianne!Enriquez,!Lead!Organizer!(Los!Angeles)! ! !dianne@domesticworkers.org! Lisa!Moore,!Gender!and!Immigration!Organizer!(Vancouver)!!lisa@domesticworkers.org! Palak!Shah,!Director!of!Social!Innovations!(Tennessee)! palak@domesticworkers.org!! ! Atlanta!Chapter!Staff! Tamieka!Atkins,!Chapter!Director! ! ! ! tamieka@domesticworkers.org!! Jerret!Johnson,!Organizer! ! ! ! ! !jerret@domesticworkers.org!! ! Key!Consultants! Bekah!Mendall,!Webskillet,!Communications!! ! bekah@domesticworkers.org!! Jonathan!Kissam,!Webskillet,!Communications! ! jonathan@domesticworkers.org!! Tiffany!Williams,!Trafficking!Campaign!Organizer! ! tiffany@domesticworkers.org!!

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NDWA&BOARD&OF&DIRECTORS& The!NDWA!Board!of!Directors!will!be!composed!of!six!elected!organizing!members!(represented!by! one!worker!and!one!staff!member),!four!allies!and!one!staff!representative.!Board!members!serve!a! twoWyear!term!and!up!to!three!consecutive!terms.!The!Board!simultaneously!upholds!a!majority! member!and!worker!representation,!while!bringing!in!allies!with!specific!expertise,!experience!and! commitment!to!the!organization.!Elections!are!held!at!biWannual!NDWA!National!Congresses.!Board! members!represent!the!entire!membership.! ! The!Board!of!Directors!plays!a!key!role!in!ensuring!that!NDWA!acts!according!to!its!purpose.!The! Board! provides! vital! strategic,! legal! and! financial! support! and! oversight.! Board! members! wear! ‘two!hats’!–!governing!and!supporting!the!organization!so!it!can!best!accomplish!its!mission.!The! governing!role!includes!establishing!the!organizational!direction,!ensuring!legal!compliance!and! fiscal!health,!and!supporting!and!supervising!the!Executive!Director.!The!supporting!role!includes! fundraising,! actively! promoting! and! representing! NDWA,! supporting! the! staff! with! areas! of! expertise,!and!developing!the!Board’s!capacity.! AiAjen&Poo&

Director,!NDWA! New!York,!NY!

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Worker!Leader,!Southwest! Workers!Union! San!Antonio,!TX!

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Genaro&LopezARendon!

Linda&Oalican!

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Organizer,!Southwest!Workers! Union! San!Antonio,!TX!

Worker!Leader,!CASA!Latina! Seattle,!WA! !

Director,!Damayan!Migrant! Workers!Association! New!York,!NY!

Worker!Leader,!Brazilian! Immigrant!Center! Allston,!MA!

Herminia&Servat!

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Philanthropic! Advisor/Transformative!Leadership! Silver!Spring,!MD! ! Expert! New!York,!NY! Idelisse&Malavé& Racial!Justice!&!Transformative! & Leadership!Expert! Antonia&Peña& Domestic!Worker!Organizer,!CASA! New!York,!NY! & de!Maryland! Silver!Spring,!MD! Ilyse&G.&Hogue& Political!Strategist/Writer!! & Washington,!DC! Araceli&Hernandez! & Program!Director,!CASA!Latina! Seattle,!WA! Juana&Flores! CoWDirector,!Mujeres!Unidas!y! & Activas! Maria&Distancia! San!Francisco,!CA! Worker!Leader,!Mujeres!Unidas!y! Activas! San!Francisco,!CA!

Executive!Director,!Brazilian! Immigrant!Center! Allston,!MA!

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Worker!Leader,!Damayan!Migrant! Workers!Association! New!York,!NY!

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Section&3:&NDWA’s&Membership&Structure&and&Affiliation&Process& ! Since!it’s!founding!in!2007!to!2013,!the!National!Domestic!Workers!Alliance!has!had!immense!growth!of!its! membership!from!13!to!42!organizations.!!The!growth!in!membership!isn’t!just!in!number!alone!but!also!in! the!types!of!organizations!and!geographic!representation.!As!we!continue!to!grow,!we!want!to!have!a! structure!that!can!support!ongoing!growth.!Beginning!in!2012,!NDWA!expanded!its!membership!structure! to!include!not!only!membershipWbased!domestic!worker!organizations,!but!also!individual!domestic! workers,!cooperatives,!and!service!and!advocacy!organizations!that!support!domestic!workers.!! ! Individual&domestic&workers!can!become!Associate!Members!of!NDWA!by!signing!our!membership! pledge! Organizations!should!review!the!criteria!and!commitments!for!Organizing!Members!and!Associate! Members!in!the!NDWA!Member!Structure!chart!below!and!decide!which!classification!you!think!makes! the!best!sense!for!your!organization!at!this!time.!In!summary,!Organizing&Members!are!groups!engaged! in!base!building!and!organizing!campaigns!and!have!at!least!10!members!and!a!clear!membership! structure,!while!Associate&Members!include!emerging!domestic!worker!organizing!projects,!groups!that! work!with!domestic!workers!but!do!not!engage!in!organizing!work,!and!individual!domestic!workers! All!members!and!affiliates!must!agree!with!the!mission!and!principles!of!NDWA!and!pay!dues.!Paying! dues!is!our!way!of!keeping!our!membership!list!current!–!so!groups!that!don’t!pay!dues!will!no!longer!be! considered!NDWA!affiliates.! ! Membership&Dues&for&Organizations& Sliding!scale,!based!on!domestic!worker!program!budget!(not!organizational!budget)! Up!to!$250,000!! ! $50!per!year! $250,000W$500,000! ! $100!per!year! $500,000W$1,000,000! ! $150!per!year! Over!$1,000,000! ! $250!per!year! ! AFFILIATION&PROCESS:& ! Organizations!and!individuals!should!review!the!criteria!and!commitment!of!affiliation!and!consult!with! the!appropriate!leadership!body!of!their!organization.!!! How&to&become&a&member:&

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Monthly"Newsletters" Each!month!we!put!together!a!213!page!newsletter!(available!in!English!and!Spanish)!to!connect!our! members!from!throughout!the!country!to!each!other’s!work!and!our!national!campaign.!We!encourage! you!to!print!the!newsletter!and!share!it!with!your!members!and!use!it!in!your!outreach.!If!you!would!like! to!suggest!or!write!an!article,!please!contact!rosana@domesticworkers.org.!! ! Monthly"All=Alliance"Calls" We!hold!monthly!all1alliance!conference!calls,!usually!focused!on!one!or!two!specific!campaigns!or!areas! of!work.!These!calls!are!translated!consecutively!in!English!and!Spanish.!Minimally,!we!request!that!the! domestic!worker!organizer!from!NDWA!member!organizations!participate,!but!it’s!also!something!that! your!domestic!worker!members!can!participate!in.!See!Conference(Call(Tips!on!page!20!for!guidelines!and! recommendations!on!participating!in!these!calls.!! " NDWA"CNX:"www.domesticworkers.org/cnx " NDWA!CNX!is!a!text!and!hotline!rapid!communications!tool.!Your!organization!can!set!up!an!account!to! be!able!to!sign!people!up!and!communicate!with!your!contacts!via!text.!In!addition,!NDWA!provides! timely!updates!via!text,!web,!and!hotline!about!immigration!reform!and!the!domestic!worker!movement.!! " National"Gatherings" NDWA!convenes!national!gatherings!to!bring!together!all!of!our!members.!Hundreds!of!domestic! workers!from!around!the!country!learn!together,!discuss!the!political!moment,!build!relationships,!and! take!collective!action.!We!are!currently!developing!plans!for!the!gatherings!in!201312014!and!will!inform!all! of!our!members!on!them!once!they!are!finalized.!They!will!also!be!updated!on!our!website.! !! Coordinated"Actions" We’re!about!organizing!!So,!of!course!we!plan!coordinated!actions!to!win!campaigns!!This!can!be! anything!from!everyone!helping!reach!out!to!their!members!and!allies!to!sign!a!petition,!to!a!national!day! of!action!with!press!conferences!or!lobby!visits.!! " Anchor"Organizations" For!certain!campaigns!and!projects,!NDWA!members!play!a!specific!leadership!role!anchoring!the!project! or!campaign!over!112!years.!These!opportunities!usually!require!an!application!and!NDWA!provides!a!small! grant!for!the!time!commitment!and!related!expenses.!! ! Trainings"and"Initiatives" NDWA!develops!trainings!and!initiatives!to!meet!the!pressing!and!strategic!needs!of!our!movement.! Participation!and!an!application!process!are!designed!for!each!program.!! " Social"Media" Facebook:!You!can!friend!the!National!Domestic!Worker’s!Alliance!on!Facebook.!And!you!can!help!us! reach!more!people!by!re1posting!things.!Facebook!is!also!a!great!way!to!stay!in!touch!with!other! organizers!and!members!across!the!country!and!the!world!!You!can!stay!in!touch!with!the!International! Domestic!Workers!Network!by!friending!“IDWN.”! Twitter:!!“Follow!us”!at!@domesticworkers!! !

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VALUES" "

The!following!are!values!and!principles!members,!staff,!and!board!of!NDWA!agree!to!uphold!for!our! work!together!in!NDWA.!These!come!from!the!experience!of!the!Alliance!and!its!member!affiliates! as!well!as!our!emerging!and!growing!work.!As!we!grow!in!scale!and!impact,!we!believe!that!these! values!will!ensure!that!we!are!building!something!solid!and!strong.! " We"value"vision"and"purpose" We!constantly!strive!to!have!long1term!vision,!sense!of!purpose,!and!clear!goals.!Our!vision,!purpose! and!goals!work!together!to!build!the!power!of!our!organization!and!the!broader!movement!to!have! a!significant!social!change!impact.!We!commit!to!an!ongoing!practice!of!learning!from!others,! sharing!our!ideas,!and!engaging!in!what’s!happening!in!the!world!in!order!to!have!a!powerful! strategy!to!advance!our!vision.!Acting!with!clarity!of!vision!and!purpose!is!the!practice!of!engaging! work!with!a!clear!head,!open!heart,!thoughtfulness,!and!power.!We!are!guided!by!our!vision!for! workers’!and!human!dignity,!justice!and!liberation.!! " We"value"strategy" We!strive!to!develop!clear!strategies!to!build!power!for!our!organization!and!broader!movement.! We!continuously!assess!conditions,!identify!opportunities,!anticipate!backlash,!and!develop!plans!to! have!greater!impact.!We!push!ourselves!to!be!innovative,!bold!and!creative!in!the!strategies!we! employ!to!advance!towards!our!vision.! " We"value"leadership" Domestic!worker!leadership:!We!value!the!leadership!of!domestic!workers,!im/migrant!women! workers!and!women!of!color!workers.!We!seek!to!build!an!organization!that!supports!leaders!from! these!communities,!gains!valuable!perspective!from!their!lived!experiences,!and!challenges!these! leaders!to!inform!and!advance!our!goals.!Being!at!the!intersection!of!gender,!race!and!class1based! oppressions,!our!leadership!and!voice!can!speak!to!issues!that!impact!working!class!people,!women! and!people!of!color.! Collective!leadership:!We!invest!in!developing!the!leadership!of!individuals!to!engage!and!develop!in! our!collective!leadership.!We!believe!a!key!role!of!leadership!is!to!balance!individual!leadership!with! collective!process!and!development.!! ! Leadership!and!responsibility:!Leadership!is!earned!through!demonstrated!commitment,! responsibility!and!follow1through,!political!vision!and!development,!and!positive!collaborative! relationships.!The!additional!responsibility!of!leaders!is!a!serious!commitment!and!crucial! contribution!to!our!work.!We!value!both!individual!leadership!and!a!participatory!process!and! believe!a!key!role!of!leadership!is!to!balance!these!two!values!in!the!practice!of!the!work.!We!strive! to!create!a!group!culture!that!values!honest,!constructive!criticism,!and!regular!reflection!and! evaluation.!

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" " " " " " " " " " " " " " We"value"interdependence" As!people,!workers!and!communities,!we!are!intimately!connected!and!dependent!on!each!other.!In! our!work!together,!we!seek!to!understand,!respect!and!embrace!one!another’s!challenges!and! dreams!as!our!own.!No!one!person!can!do!everything!alone,!and!we!definitely!can’t!change!our! communities!alone.!!Interdependence!means!we!intentionally!choose!to!work!with!other!people! with!respect,!dignity!and!honesty.!!Interdependence!means!that!the!work!we!do!together!is! mutually!beneficial,!accountable!and!effective.! " We"value"integrity"" We!trust!and!empower!individuals!and!groups!within!the!organization!that!make!decisions!that! advance!our!work.!We!do!not!engage!in!destructive!or!dishonest!critique,!nor!do!we!critique!people! or!groups!behind!their!backs.!!We!work!pro1actively!to!discuss!differences!of!opinion,!help!each! other!improve!our!work,!and!build!consensus!in!the!service!of!our!shared!goals.!! We"value"democracy" We!value!the!wisdom,!creativity,!and!collective!investment!that!comes!from!democratic!processes.! Clarity!of!decisions!and!decision1making!processes!are!very!important!to!maintain!the!unity!of!the! Alliance.!We!strive!to!develop!an!Alliance!structure!in!which!leaders!from!social!justice!domestic! workers!organizations!take!part!in!decision!making!about!Alliance!priorities!and!in!elections!of!our! Board!of!Directors.!We!view!participatory!and!democratic!decision1making!as!an!opportunity!for! leadership!development!and!alignment.!! ! ! ! ! !

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We!have!a!lot!of!conference!calls!!Here!are!some!suggestions!for!helping!make!them!run! smoothly:! " • Orient"new"people."If!you!are!organizing!people!to!participate!in!a!conference!call! who!haven’t!participated!in!one!before,!take!some!time!to!teach!them!how!to!do!it.! Unfortunately,!the!free!conference!call!system!we!use!only!gives!the!instructions!in! English,!so!for!non1English!speakers!it’s!important!to!tell!people!when!to!put!in!the! code!and!that!some!systems!require!a!confirmation!of!the!code." • Call"from"a"quiet"location"and"use"a"landline!if!possible" • Use"mute1!When!you!are!not!speaking,!use!the!mute!button!on!your!phone.!If!you! don’t!have!a!mute!button,!the!conference!call!service!usually!has!a!touch!tone! command!you!can!use.!For!the!free!conference!call!system!we!use,!you!can!also! press!*6!to!mute!and!unmute!yourself." • Stay"away"from"the"hold"button!–!If!you!leave!the!conference!call!to!answer! another!line,!you!may!end!up!playing!hold!music!or!messages!into!the!conference,! preventing!the!meeting!from!continuing!until!you!return." • Identify"yourself1!state!your!name!each!time!you!begin!speaking.!Not!all!callers!will! be!able!to!identify!you!by!the!sound!of!your!voice.!Quickly!saying!your!name!can! eliminate!a!lot!of!confusion." • Don't"multi=task.!It!will!distract!you!from!the!call.!" • Make"sure"everyone"participates.!If!doing!a!go!round,!one!person!can!speak!and! then!call!on!someone!else!until!everyone!has!gone.!" • If!you!have!to!get!off!the!call!early!for!some!reason,!let!folks!know!you!are!leaving! and!if!you!will!get!back!on.!! ! !

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! !! ! !! ! !! !! !! ! ! The!purpose!of!this!manual!is!to!establish!the!policies!and!procedures!of!the!National!Domestic!Workers! Alliance!(NDWA)!concerning!authorized!travel!expenses!for!members,!partners,!and!allies!incurred!while! conducting!business!on!behalf!of!and!for!the!benefit!of!NDWA.!These!business!trips!are!domestic!and,! under!exceptional!circumstances,!international.!Members,!partners,!and!allies!traveling!on!NDWA! business!are!entitled!to!transportation,!hotel!accommodations,!and!services,!as!needed,!which!meet! reasonable!and!adequate!(not!lavish)!standards!for!convenience,!safety,!and!comfort.!Members,! partners,!and!allies!are!expected!to!use!discretion!and!good!judgment!regarding!expenses!charged!to! NDWA.!It!is!the!responsibility!of!all!NDWA!members,!partners,!and!allies!to!comply!with!the!policies!and! procedures!in!this!manual.!It!is!the!responsibility!of!the!Event!Coordinator!to!ensure!that!these!policies! and!procedures!are!implemented.! " Purchasing"plane,"train,"and"bus"fares"and"mileage"reimbursements"to"and"from"event"cities" When!deciding!what!the!best!kind!of!transport!will!be!to!and!from!event!cities,!we!encourage!you!to!use! the!most!cost1effective!option!available.! ! Airfare( 1. You!must!purchase!your!ticket!at!least!3!weeks!in!advance!to!the!travel!date!to!receive!the!best! possible!fare.!Tickets!purchased!less!than!3!weeks!in!advance!of!the!travel!date!must!be!pre1 approved!by!the!logistics!coordinator.! 2. Use!search!engines!such!as!Kayak.com!to!research!the!most!cost1effective!flight!options.! 3. Unless!directed!to!do!so!by!your!event!coordinator,!do!NOT!use!a!travel!agent!to!book!your!flight.! Train(Travel( 1. Generally,!train!travel!is!most!affordable!when!the!home!city!and!the!event!city!are!relatively!close! to!each!other.!We!encourage!you!to!compare!the!price!of!train!travel!to!bus!fares!and!choose!the! most!reasonable!option,!balancing!price,!convenience,!and!comfort.!! 2. You!must!purchase!your!ticket!at!least!2!weeks!in!advance!to!the!travel!date!to!receive!the!best! possible!fare.!Tickets!purchased!less!than!2!weeks!in!advance!of!the!travel!date!must!be!pre1 approved!by!the!logistics!coordinator.! ! Bus(Fare( 1. You!must!purchase!your!ticket!at!least!2!weeks!in!advance!to!the!travel!date!to!receive!the! best!possible!fare.!Tickets!purchased!less!than!2!weeks!in!advance!of!the!travel!date!must!be! pre1approved!by!the!logistics!coordinator.! ! Car(Rentals( 1. Car!rentals!must!be!pre1approved!by!the!event!coordinator.! 2. Use!search!engines!such!as!Kayak.com!to!research!the!most!cost1effective!car!rental!options.! 3. You!must!rent!economy1class!vehicles!(i.e.,!less!than!or!equal!to!mid1size).!When!three!or!more! travelers!share!a!vehicle,!rental!of!a!full1size!sedan!is!authorized.! 4. When!renting!a!car!in!the!U.S.,!the!collision!damage!coverage!should!be!waived,!if!the! employees’!personal!automobile!insurance!will!provide!this!coverage.!NDWA!will!reimburse! !

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the!traveler!for!liability!insurance!if!it!is!charged!separately.!When!renting!a!car!outside!of!the! U.S.,!the!full!package!of!insurance!offered!by!the!rental!agency!should!be!obtained.!! NDWA!will!not!cover!the!cost!of!GPS!devices.! NDWA!will!cover!the!cost!of!child!seats!for!children!under!5.! NDWA!will!reimburse!for!gas!costs!if!a!car!rental!is!pre1approved.!Keep!all!original!receipts!and! submit!them!for!reimbursement!(see!below!for!more!detailed!reimbursement!instructions).! If!the!traveler!uses!a!rental!car!for!personal!use!and,!as!a!consequence,!there!are!additional! costs!(e.g.,!a!mileage!incurred!when!a!traveler!uses!an!authorized!rental!car!for!sight1seeing! purposes!during!a!weekend),!then!these!costs!are!the!responsibility!of!the!traveler.!!

! Using(a(Privately(Owned(Vehicle( 1. Using!your!private!vehicle!to!drive!to!an!event!of!over!100!miles!away!should!be!pre1approved!by! the!event!coordinator,!as!it!may!not!be!the!most!cost!effective!option.! 2. You!may!be!reimbursed!for!car!mileage!based!on!GSA!reimbursement!rates:! http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/100715.!Gas!is!included!in!this!rate,!so!do!not!submit!separate! receipts!for!gas.! ! You!may!extend!your!trip!for!business!or!personal!reasons!only!if!it!costs!the!same!or!less!than!a!ticket! otherwise!cost!for!business!travel!only.!You!must!provide!proof!that!the!cost!is!the!same!or!less!to!the! Event!Coordinator!or!to!the!person!processing!your!reimbursement.! " Reimburseable"Expenses"on"Travel"Days" • Up!to!$80!per!person!for!ground!travel.!This!includes!cab/shuttle/train!from!home!to!the!airport,!train! station,!or!bus!station!and!back!as!well!as!airport,!train!station,!or!bus!station!parking!fees.!We! encourage!people!to!take!public!transportation,!get!rides!to!and!from!the!airport,!train!station,!or!bus! station,!and/or!share!rides!with!co1workers!or!fellow!travelers.! • Baggage!fees!–!Up!to!1!bag!per!traveler!each!way.!Does!not!apply!to!travelers!on!airlines!that!have!no! fees!for!checked!bags.!! • GSA!reimbursement!rates!for!food!on!first!and!last!days!of!travel:!www.gsa.gov/mie! • Each!reimbursement!cap!is!per!day,!and!daily!caps!may!not!be!“carried!over”!or!combined!to!cover! costs!on!other!days.! ! Reimburseable"Expenses"on"Event"Days" 1. GSA!reimbursement!rates!(http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/101518)!for!food!ONLY!if:! 2. the!event!is!not!in!your!home!city!and!is!longer!than!4!hours;! 3. meals!are!not!provided!by!the!event;!and/or! 4. if!you!have!special!dietary!needs!that!cannot!be!met!by!the!event’s!catering.! 5. Up!to!$20!for!ground!transport!that!isn’t!provided!by!the!event!and!that!is!required!for!NDWA’s! business!purposes.! " Lodging" NDWA!will!only!reimburse!for!lodging!if!it!is!not!provided!by!NDWA!and!if!it!requires!an!overnight!stay.! Lodging!costs!must!be!pre1approved!by!the!Event!Coordinator.!! ! It!is!NDWA’s!policy!that!actual,!reasonable!costs!will!be!reimbursable!for!lodging!expenses.!Hotels!of! moderate!and!reasonable!comfort!should!be!sought,!rather!than!deluxe!or!luxury!hotels.!Each!traveler! should!use!their!best!judgment!in!selecting!a!location!and!hotel!to!stay,!recognizing!that!their!health!and! ! 22!


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event"has"ended"will"not"be"accepted.! !

The!Reimbursement!Form!can!be!downloaded!here:! https://www.dropbox.com/s/29e3mo09p122z7t/Expense%20Reimbursement%20Form%20Template.xlsx! ! Reimbursements!should!be!submitted!to!Tara!Ellison!electronically!in!Excel!format!at! tara@domesticworkers.org!or!via!mail!to:! Tara"Ellison" National"Domestic"Workers"Alliance" 330"7th"Avenue,"19th"Floor" New"York,"NY"10001" ! Original!receipts!should!be!submitted!via!mail!and!PDFs!or!scanned!images!should!be!attached!for! electronic!reimbursements.!Once!submitted,!your!check!will!be!mailed!within!3!weeks!to!the!address! provided.! !

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THE HISTORY OF NDWA MID 1990s Local organizations began organizing domestic workers primarily in New York, Washington DC, San Francisco and Los Angeles to address specific worker abuse and to pass policies to extend labor protections to domestic workers. JUNE–JULY 2007 NDWA is founded by 13 organizations from 5 states at the first US Social Forum in Atlanta, GA.

SEPTEMBER 2008 International Domestic Workers Network is founded to push for a Decent Work for Domestic Workers Convention at the International Labor Organization. NDWA serves on the Steering Committee. OCTOBER 2009 NDWA meets with the Department of Labor to propose regulatory reforms to strengthen labor rights enforcement for domestic workers. SPRING 2010 First state anti-immigrant legislation introduced in AZ; NDWA holds a Women’s Human Rights Delegation on Mother’s Day in AZ and launches We Belong Together campaign to lift up the impact of immigration enforcement policies on women and children. NDWA later sent similar delegations to GA, AL, TN and Tijuana Mexico in 2011–12.

OUR STORY The Re-birth of a National Domestic Workers Movement The founding of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) in Atlanta, GA in 2007 was both a culmination and a new beginning. It was the culmination of a process, at first tentative and then increasingly urgent, of sharing lessons and strategies among a far-flung group of local domestic worker organizations. And it was the beginning of more collaborative, more powerful, and more interdependent national organizing for the rights and dignity of nannies, housecleaners and elder caregivers. The women who gathered in Atlanta hotel rooms during the U.S. Social Forum, June 27–July 1, 2007, were intent on finding ways to connect and to co-create a stronger foundation for domestic worker organizing. They were energized by their common mission and by the surprise and deep satisfaction of finding their counterparts and forging a new sisterhood across geography, nationality and language. They were also buoyed by the powerful currents of global and national change that flowed just below the surface of domestic worker organizing. Domestic worker organizing gained momentum as women immigrants —part of the great late 20th century wave of workers pushed out of their home countries by punishing international economic policies— entered the very narrow range of occupations available to them. Domestic workers demanded rights as new worker organizing, outside of traditional union models, took off in the 1990s. Organizations with strong roots in local communities, most especially in immigrant communities, advocated for workers who were overlooked, or considered impossible to organize, by the traditional labor movement. Day laborers, agricultural workers, restaurant workers and garment workers found strength in collective action, and domestic workers learned from their example. Domestic workers found their voice as the immigrant rights movement took to the streets to challenge the raw hostility directed at the foreignborn, particularly in the aftermath of 9/11.


Domestic worker organizing gained its footing as young organizers, schooled in gender studies, took the “intersectionality” of gender, race and class out of the universities and back into movements for social justice, where it had originally been born. And it was fitting that NDWA was born in Atlanta, home to one of the many direct foremothers of the current stage of domestic worker organizing. Dorothy Bolden led the Atlanta-based National Domestic Workers Union of America in the 1960s and 70s. She understood the fight for better working conditions as a matter of basic human rights and she urged Atlanta’s domestic workers to put their hearts and souls into building their organization. “Stop putting your human rights on a lay-away plan and installment plan,” she said, “dollar down, dollar when we can get it. Because we will never get it this way.”

JUNE 2010 NDWA holds Second National Congress at the USSF in Detroit, with 200 workers from more than 20 organizations. Launched the United Workers Congress (formerly the Excluded Worker’s Congress) to bring together workers excluded from basic labor rights. AUGUST 2010 NY Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, the first of its kind in U.S. history, signed into law.

Ms. Bolden was herself building on the precedent of the Atlanta washerwomen’s strike of 1881, led by the Washing Society. Thousands of African American domestic workers refused to do their employers’ laundry, and struck for better pay and better working conditions. There were fertile periods of domestic worker organizing in the 1930s and the 1960s–1970s. Domestic workers built the Domestic Workers Association, Domestic Servants Union, Working Women of America, Association of Women Wage Earners, Household Technicians of America, and the National Committee on Household Employment, among other organizations, to break the isolation characteristic of cleaning and care-giving for wages in other people’s homes. No doubt the names of many individuals and organizations have been lost to history, but their dedication to improving the conditions in which domestic workers labor fertilized the ground for this generation’s initiatives. By the time more than 50 women representing 13 domestic worker organizations* from 5 states convened in Atlanta, they were already an integral part of a rich context and history of organizing for the rights of low-wage and excluded workers, of women, of immigrants, and of people of color.

*Founding member organizations include CASA de Maryland, Casa Latina, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, Damayan Migrant Workers Association, Domestic Workers United, Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees, La Colectiva de Mujeres, Las Señoras de Santa Maria, Mujeres Unidas y Activas, People Organized to Win Employment Rights, Pilipino Workers’ Center, Unity Housecleaners Cooperative of the Hempstead Workplace Project, and Women Workers’ Project of CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities

FALL 2010 National Research Project launches to complete the first national report on the domestic worker industry. JANUARY 2011 California Domestic Worker’s Bill of Rights submitted to the legislature. MAY 2011 NDWA launches SOL (Strategy, Organizing, Leadership), a 2-year capacity building and leadership training program, in collaboration with Social Justice Leadership and generative somatics.


MAY 2011 NDWA signs a partnership agreement with the AFL-CIO. JUNE 16, 2011 ILO Decent Work for Domestic Workers Convention passes.

JULY 2011 Caring Across Generations, an initiative to bring care workers together with the millions of Americans who will need care as the nation ages, to create quality care jobs and expand access to home-based care, launched in Washington DC with a 700-person Congress. AUGUST 2011 Be The Help Campaign launched to bring visibility to the stories of today’s domestic workers with the acclaim of the film, “The Help.” The campaign culminated during the film awards season with Oscar viewing parties held throughout the country. DECEMBER 2011 President Obama announces new proposed regulatory change at the Department of Labor to extend minimum wage and overtime protections to more than 1.8 million home care workers.

These founding sisters, including workers from Bangladesh, the Philippines, Barbados, Haiti, Mexico and El Salvador, shared organizational models, explored the history of domestic worker organizing in the U.S., and reflected on the victories and challenges of their policy campaigns. They also sang, shared stories, danced, marched, laughed and provided inspiration to countless others attending the U.S. Social Forum. The domestic worker organizations present at the Social Forum embodied years of experimentation with organizational models and missions. Many provided services, including skills training, to their members. Some were worker collectives; others provided “know-yourrights” workshops. Some paid close attention to the relationship between personal transformation and healing, leadership development and political action. Several had already taken the lead on citywide or statewide policy campaigns. Some organizations were embedded in immigrant rights organizations or workers centers; others were independent. In both California and New York domestic workers had already created statewide coalitions to advance their bill of rights campaigns. NDWA inherited this great wealth of grounded experience. And despite the diversities of nationalities and languages and organizational approaches, strong themes emerged. Each of the organizations was committed to building the collective power of domestic workers. Each was invested in developing their members as leaders. All understood domestic worker organizing as a constituent part of a 21st century social movement to broaden U.S. democracy by winning rights and securing justice. And all were immersed in the global dimensions of both the challenges they faced and solutions they would need to pursue. Most important, there was general agreement about the issues central to the bad pay and radically substandard conditions that so many domestic workers face. Domestic workers are excluded from the protections of many federal and state employment laws and regulations —exclusions still haunted by their racially biased heritage. The caring and cleaning work that domestic workers do—traditionally understood to be “women’s work”—is profoundly devalued in our society. Domestic workers are isolated in private homes, vulnerable to abuse and exploitation by unethical employers. And domestic workers are part of a large and rapidly expanding sector of the labor force for which the notion of a stable job with wages and benefits sufficient to support a family has become illusory. For this sector, work is most often part-time, temporary, poorly paid, without benefits and without prospects for advancement. Language barriers and irregular documentation status further compound these dynamics for many domestic workers.


APRIL 2012

Pride, dignity, respect, recognition. There is not an ounce of shame in doing the unseen but crucial work that literally makes all other work possible. Domestic workers devote their time and attention to the most essential needs of their employers’ families, while also providing for their own. If children and elders are not cared for, adults cannot engage in the jobs and professions that produce social wealth and make the world turn. If no one shopped, cooked and cleaned, dirt and disorder would soon overwhelm our best efforts to contribute to the health and welfare of our communities. Whether it is family members or paid employees who perform this work of caring and cleaning, its value is beyond dispute.

NDWA Director, Ai-jen Poo is named to TIME Magazine’s list of 100 Most Influential People in the World. MAY 2012 NDWA’s membership grows to 35 affiliates in 12 states and NDWA holds our largest-ever National Congress with over 400 domestic workers in Washington DC.

Yet, central though its role may be, “women’s work” is taken for granted, like an old piece of furniture, and immigrant labor is both relied upon and reviled. And so domestic workers stand at the nexus of corrosive cultural and economic forces that undermine their ability to secure an adequate livelihood for themselves and their families. Their very vulnerability had been a spur to domestic worker projects across the country.

SEPTEMBER 2012 Following passage in both houses of CA legislature, Governor Jerry Brown vetoes CA Domestic Worker’s Bill of Rights, CA Coalition regroups to re-launch efforts, while MA and IL domestic workers coalitions plan to launch similar state campaigns in 2013.

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Collectively bring public attention to the plight of domestic/ household workers; Bring respect and recognition to the workforce; Improve workplace conditions; and Strengthen the voice and power of domestic workers as a workforce.

Worthy goals each and every one. But there was another, unstated goal, that came out of Atlanta—to Lead With Love. In the face of great odds there’s a great temptation to contract and hunker down. But domestic worker organizing could not have come as far as it has in these brief five years without being open-hearted and optimistic, without striving for and manifesting interdependence, without taking great risks in the service of a great cause, without, that is, Leading With Love.

PHOTO: DAVID BACON

Through persistent on-the-ground organizing, the women in Atlanta had already proven that there’s no such thing as “unorganizable” people, communities or sectors of the workforce. On the final day of the U.S. Social Forum, July 1, 2007, they decided to create a new national alliance that could nurture their determination to support each other, and so the National Domestic Workers Alliance was born. There and then NDWA articulated that its main goals were to:

OCTOBER 2012 Four affiliate members form NDWA Anti-trafficking Committee, launching a leadership program for domestic worker survivors of trafficking. NOVEMBER 2012 Release of Home Economics, the first national report on the conditions of the domestic work industry in the United States.


NATIONAL DOMESTIC WORKERS ALLIANCE

PRIORITIES AND GOALS FOR 2013-2014 A) Strengthen our current organizing model – continue building on our track record of deep

leadership development while expanding our membership base-building efforts with particular attention to organizing in Black communities. - by engaging in experiments that allow us to service our members, engage high-road employers, leverage technology, “new economy” and market-based solutions towards a sustainable and scalable model for domestic worker organizing. C) Create the shifts in power and culture that will allow for large scale wins in the lives of our members and in the country. By building out our campaigns, we will bring new communities,

organizations and people together to change the way we value and take care of one another across communities and generations. • Win labor protections for domestic workers through continuing to build state campaigns for Domestic Workers Bills of Rights. • Build the Beyond Survival

• Build Caring Across Generations, a national campaign to bring communities together across communities and generation to expand care, supports and services for everyone. • Build We Belong Together, a national effort to lift up the voices of women and children for a path to citizenship for the undocumented and policies that support a healthy, multi-racial democracy. D) Develop vision and strategic clarity as a movement – develop a strong long-term vision for

the country and the economy, and our movements for social change, that people can understand and believe in. We don’t have that yet, and we need to start building it. • The Next Generation Labor Movement & Stronger Field of Organizing • Women’s Economic Opportunity Agenda & A Caring Economy • Immigration Reform Implementation & A Vibrant Multi-racial Democracy

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NATIONAL DOMESTIC WORKERS ALLIANCE

ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN 2012-2013 DOMESTIC WORKERS BILL OF RIGHTS CAMPAIGNS: • In 2012 California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Campaign: after a powerful campaign led by the California Domestic Workers Coalition, the bill passed the CA Congress to then be vetoed by the governor. • In 2013 Illinois, Oregon, Texas, Hawaii, Massachusetts, and California all introduced state bills! While the bills in Illinois, Oregon and Texas were not successful, Hawaii became the second state in the nation to pass a domestic workers bill of rights! • The Domestic Workers Coalition in Massachusetts hit the ground running and have secured 41 co-sponsors in the House and 13 in the Senate. And in California, the bill has passed in the Assembly and continues to move through the Senate toward Governor Brown’s desk. CARING ACROSS GENERATIONS: • In 2012 - Our member anchor organizations organized Care Congresses in Seattle, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, change that would bring caregivers and domestic workers under minimum wage and overtime protections. •

• the popular culture conversation on aging and caregiving to promote our values and create the context for bold policy to address our nation’s long-term care needs. • Affordable Care Act, to support low-income communities to gain access to health care. • Finally, the campaign is working to bring the voices and stories of older Americans, and care consumers to the table in the push to win a path to citizenship for the undocumented. WE BELONG TOGETHER: • In 2012 - We held women’s delegations to Birmingham, Alabama; Knoxville, Tennessee; and Tijuana, Mexico to lift up women’s stories on the impact of immigration enforcement. We collected children’s letters for our “Wish for the Holidays” campaign, bringing 10,000 letters to Congress expressing one wish: stop deportations and keep families together. • In 2013 - The campaign expanded to mobilize women of all walks of life to join the campaign to win immigration reform, particularly women voters who could be moved to see immigration reform as core to a women’s equality agenda. As a result of these efforts, we’ve provided the opportunity for women in key geographies around the country, women celebrities and women leaders to engage in this effort. And we’ve provided a platform for women members of Congress to champion women, caregivers, domestic workers and families in the context of the immigration reform concerns of women, such as the right to return for parents who’ve been deported and separated from their children.

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STRATEGY ORGANIZING LEADERSHIP (SOL) PROGRAM: • In 2012 - we held two leadership retreats for over 60 leaders from 25 organizations, building our capacity as organizational and movement leaders. • to lay the groundwork for SOL II. RESEARCH: • In 2012 - Home Economics: The Invisible and Unregulated World of Domestic Work: we completed and released domestic workers in 14 cities. Dozens of media outlets covered the report, including the New York Times, which also published an editorial calling for policy change. • In 2013 - Improving Career Opportunities for Immigrant Women In-Home Care Workers and Increasing Pathways to Legal Status for Immigrant In-Home Care Workers: we co-released these two reports with the Institute for Women’s Policy Research that have been useful in our work to push for our immigration priorities on caregivers and domestic workers. in Atlanta, and now have representation in 26 cities and 17 states. Our 2012 National Congress was our largest to date, with over 400 domestic workers engaging in assemblies and trainings, and actions together with National People’s Action, Directors as an independent organization.

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