ai-jen-poo

Ai-Jen Poo, 1974 - Present

Ai-Jen Poo, 1974 – Present

Ai-Jen Poo, 1974 – Present

Ai-jen Poo, winner of a MacArthur Fellowship, is the co-founder and Executive Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, a non-profit organization working to bring quality work, dignity and fairness to the growing numbers of workers who care and clean in our homes, the majority of whom are immigrants and women of color. In 12 short years, with the help of more than 70 local affiliate organizations and chapters and over 200,000 members, the National Domestic Workers Alliance has passed Domestic Worker Bills of Rights in 9 states and the city of Seattle, and brought over 2 million home care workers under minimum wage protections. In 2010,The Domestic Workers United was instrumental in the state of New York for passing the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights into law. This law was the first in the United States to guarantee domestic workers basic labor protections such as overtime pay, three days’ paid leave, and legal protections from harassment and discrimination.

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  1. Ai-Jen Poo, 1974 – Present

    Ai-jen Poo, winner of a MacArthur Fellowship, is the co-founder and Executive Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, a non-profit organization working to bring quality work, dignity and fairness to the growing numbers of workers who care and clean in our homes, the majority of whom are immigrants and women of color. In 12 short years, with the help of more than 70 local affiliate organizations and chapters and over 200,000 members, the National Domestic Workers Alliance has passed Domestic Worker Bills of Rights in 9 states and the city of Seattle, and brought over 2 million home care workers under minimum wage protections. In 2010,The Domestic Workers United was instrumental in the state of New York for passing the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights into law. This law was the first in the United States to guarantee domestic workers basic labor protections such as overtime pay, three days’ paid leave, and legal protections from harassment and discrimination.

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