Archive for March, 2015

NDWA Welcomes Former DCA Network, Asks for Our Input

Posted by on March 31st, 2015 at 1:06 pm | Comments Off on NDWA Welcomes Former DCA Network, Asks for Our Input

The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) just sent out the announcement below to let people know about its acquisition of DCA and to ask former DCA members and allies if they want to keep fighting for direct care worker rights, starting with minimum wage and overtime pay for home care workers. Please take NDWA’s very short (three-question) survey. They really want to hear from you!

 

We are delighted to announce that the members and allies of Direct Care Alliance (DCA) found a new home at the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) this month, when we finalized an acquisition agreement.

By joining forces, we will make sure the voices of direct care workers are too loud to be ignored.

As you know, direct care is one of the fastest-growing job sectors in the U.S., and home care is the fastest-growing sector of all. The growing demand for these services makes our need to improve these undervalued jobs that much more urgent.

For the sake of millions of direct care workers and the tens of millions of people they assist, we need to improve and stabilize these jobs. Continue reading »

Welcome to Our New Home!

Posted by on March 6th, 2015 at 6:03 pm | Comments Off on Welcome to Our New Home!
Ai-jen Poo (far right), me (second from right) and other members of the DCA group at last summer's conference.

Ai-jen Poo (far right), me (second from right) and other members of the DCA group at last summer’s conference.

When we realized that we could not keep our doors open past 2014, the board and staff of Direct Care Alliance began searching for a new home for our members and network. We thought the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) would be an ideal fit, so I am truly delighted to announce that they have agreed to become our new home.

It’s been a long process, but the papers were signed last week. NDWA looks forward to welcoming all the direct care workers, friends of direct care workers, and state organizations that were once affiliated with DCA, but first I wanted to tell you a little about why we chose them. Continue reading »