We Dream In Black

Black Domestic Workers continue the call for standards in the Care Industry through a collaboration between the National Domestic Workers Alliance and The Institute for Policy Studies.

It was an honor to meet these remarkable women, who are fighting to improve the living and working conditions of some of the hardest working women in our country. We heard why they want to care for our vulnerable elders and our littlest treasures, what they are fighting for, and how they are reaching out to the most invisible among them. Following our collaboration, they published Pay, Professionalism & Respect, 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. Challenges include systemically low wages, rampant sexual harassment, and a lack of benefits. The report 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.

 

Click below to meet some of these superheroes among us, and learn more at We Dream in Black.org