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For almost four years now, Pat Francois, DWU member and leader in the domestic workers movement, has been fighting for justice. Yesterday afternoon, the jury delivered its verdict in Pat's case against her former employers, filmmaker Matthew Mazer and sports agent Sheryl Shade, after 8 days in court and almost four years in litigation. We are thrilled to share that Pat has won her claims for unpaid wages and for the assault she suffered at the hands of Matthew Mazer.

For six years, Pat took loving care of Mazer's and Shade's child despite being grossly underpaid and mistreated. In December 2008, Mazer physically assaulted and verbally abused Pat, calling her a "stupid Black b****" and said that he hated her and hoped she would die a "horrible death." For too long, Mazer and Shade refused to be held accountable for their actions.

Through this entire ordeal, Pat worked tirelessly to win justice not only for herself but for domestic workers everywhere. She marched, rallied and lobbied in Albany to win recognition and rights for domestic workers, so that no one else would suffer the same abuse and exploitation.

Pat shared her story countless times so that lawmakers would feel the urgency of providing domestic workers with rights and protections. Thanks to Pat, her courage and that of thousands of domestic workers, New York passed the nation's first Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. Finally, domestic workers, otherwise excluded from all other legislation providing labor protections, were recognized as real workers under the law.

Everyday, domestic workers like Pat start their day early in the morning to care for their employers' loved ones and keep their homes healthy and safe. Just treatment in the form of fair wages, benefits and respect is nothing less than what domestic workers deserve for the critical work they do. Pat's case stands as a reminder that the courage and strength of domestic workers will always prevail.

We thank all domestic workers, families, friends and supporters for your love and solidarity. We could not have made it through this arduous journey without you. 

The struggle is far from over. Even this victory is incomplete as the full scope of Pat's suffering has not been accounted for, and other domestic workers are still facing abuse and exploitation. By standing together, we will continue winning until we bring respect once and for all.

September 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th

Once again DWU has collaborated with Public Works to perform the Musical adaptation of The Odyssey, which will be held at The Declorate Theatre in Central Park on Septemeber 4th through September 7th 2015! Theatre is for everyone! Come see DWU and other great community organizations live performance. Get your free tickets by visiting:


DWU September General Meeting


Saturday, September 19, 2015


Caribbean Gallery @ Brooklyn Public Library, Flatbush Branch

22 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY 11226


1:30 pm to 4 pm

We have a dream that one day that all work will be valued equally.


Date: Saturday, October 24th
Time: 10:30 AM
Address: 1000 Dean Street, Suite 307 in Brooklyn, NY 11238

NOTE: You must register for the course, which is $75 for DWU members and $125 for non-members. Registrations will occur at the next DWU monthly meeting on October 17th where there will be a $25 non-refundable fee.

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DWU November General Meeting and Potluck

Please bring a dish to share with the DWU family!


Saturday, November 21


208 Parkside Avenue, 2nd Floor

Brooklyn, NY, 11226


1:30 pm to 4 pm

DWU is honored to be invited to JFREJ's (Jews For Economic and Racial Justice) 25th Anniversary Rabbi Marshall T. Meyer Risk Taker Awards. Congratulations to JFREJ and all the honorees! We have a few tickets so please contact us if you're interested in attending.

Rabbi Marshall T. Meyer Risk Taker Awards

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 at 6pm
The Great Hall at Cooper Union

Honoring Risk Taker Award Recipients:

Cynthia Greenberg

Jenny Romaine

Black Lives Matter movement leaders
Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi

Celebrating JFREJ’s Founding Leadership, and our ground-breaking Shalom Bayit: Justice for Domestic Workers Campaign

DWU February General Meeting

Please come and bring your friends!


Saturday, February 20


Caribbean Gallery @ Brooklyn Public Library, Flatbush Branch
22 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY 11226


2 to 4 pm

Temas destacados del Curso de Niñera:

  • Recibir certificación de RCP (rescucitación cardiopulmonar)
  • Aprender pediatría básica y psicología infantil
  • Recibir capacitación de negociación 
  • Recibir un certificado de graduación de la universidad de Cornell

Costo para las no-miembras: $175

Costo para miembras: $100-125 (depende de la cantidad de tiempo que ha sido miembra)

Fechas del curso: Sábados en junio (2, 9, 23 y 30 de junio de 2012), 8:30am-3:30pm

Inscripciones se llevarán a cabo el Sábado, 5 de mayo de 11am a 1pm, en 1201 Broadway, Oficina 907

Como buscar un buen trabajo del hogar y aprender como ganar más dinero

En este curso de dos dias, las alumnas aprenderán habilidades reales que pueden aplicar inmediatamente para ayudarlas a encontrar un mejor trabajo y ganar más dinero.

Fechas del curso: 26 y 27 de mayo de 2012



Algunos temas destacados:

  • Cómo presentarse y hablar como una profesional del hogar
  • Técnicas seguras y profesionales para una entrevista
  • Que necesita saber para encontrar un buen trabajo
  • Identifica que habilidades tiene para ganar más altos salarios
  • Entienda a los empleadores americanos y que quieren de una administradora del hogar.
  • Comunicándose con sus empleadores para ganar más dinero.
  • Conocer los beneficios y saber su valor
  • Términos para utilizar en la negociación de salarios más altos
  • Sus derechos como una administradora del hogar!

Inscripciones se llevarán a cabo el Sábado, 5 de mayo de 11am a 1pm en 1201 Broadway, Oficina 907.

COSTO: $150

Teresa Leigh de Teresa Leigh Household Risk Management enseña este curso.

teresaleighTeresa Leigh fundó y es CEO de Teresa Leigh Household Risk Management. Al inicio de su carrera, Teresa trabajó en grandes casas para que ella y su personal entendieran los problemas que las trabajadoras del hogar enfrentan hoy en día. Ella ha colaborado con Trabajadoras de Casa Unidos durante cinco años. Teresa es apasionada y esta comprometida con que haya cambios positivos para las trabajadoras del hogar a nivel nacional, ayudándoles a entender que el adiestramiento significa mejores salaries y mayores oportunidades. Teresa lleva 28 años de experiencia trabajando con propietarios de hogares privados y sus trabajadoras. Sus clases ofrecen información valiosa sobre los empleadores estadounidenses y la capacitación necesaria para ganar más dinero.

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