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Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Brings Worker Justice to Undocumented Workers

The California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, proposed by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, the bill that would make the state the first in the nation to mandate time-and-a-half pay for home-based employees who work more than 9 hours a day or 45 hours a week, PASSED the CA state legislature and is headed to Governor Brown’s desk for final passage.

As in the rest of the working world, a domestic worker’s immigration status impacts her pay and her work life. Undocumented domestic workers are more likely than workers with legal status or citizenship to report being assigned work beyond their job descriptions. Some 77 percent of undocumented domestic workers reported working while sick, injured or in pain, compared to 66 percent of all domestic workers surveyed, and just 56 of U.S.-born domestic workers via Colorlines study.

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Victor Narro’s Social Justice 50th Birthday Celebration

Come and celebrate Victor Narro’s born day. His selfless devotion to social justice over the years has inspired and touched the lives of countless students, activist, workers and individuals.

And in true Victor Narro form, he has decided to dedicate this night to raise funds for one on the numerous organizations he has mentored and supported over the years: Dream Team Los Angeles.

DJ’s will be playing all the hits and making your booty wiggle all night long.

There will be special musical performances by

Cambalache Son Jarocho

La Chamba

There will be a $5 charge at the door, but no one turned away for lack of funds.

Food will be available during the fundraiser, along with alcoholic drinks (21+)

Additionally there will be numerous raffles through out the night that include gift cards and an Ipad.

Donations are being accepted the night of and through donations by making checks out to: National Day Laborers Organizing Network. Please add DTLA to the memo line.

For more information, you can contact:

email: fundraising@dreamteamla.org
Phone: 323 804 6829
213 321 6692

Location:

SEIU USWW Hall
828 W. Washington blvd 90015

Short bio on Victor Narro:

Currently a project director for the UCLA Labor Center, Victor has been involved with immigrant rights and labor issues for many years. At the UCLA Downtown Labor Center, Victor Narro’s focus is to provide leadership programs for Los Angeles’s immigrant workers and internship opportunities for UCLA students. He is also a lecturer for the Chicano/a Studies Department, where he teaches classes that focus on immigrant workers and the labor movement. Over the past few years, he has worked with janitors, hotel workers, laundry workers, sanitation workers, port truckers, and more recently, car wash workers.

Victor was formerly the co-executive director of Sweatshop Watch. Prior to that, he was the workers’ rights project director for the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), where he was involved with organizing day laborers, domestic workers, garment workers, and gardeners. His work in multi-ethnic organizing led to the creation of the Multi-ethnic Immigrant Workers Organizing Network (MIWON) in collaboration with KIWA, Garment Worker Center, and Pilipino Worker Center. Through Victor’s leadership, the day laborer project was able to grow into the National Day Laborer Organizing Network that today includes forty community-based worker centers from around the country. Before his tenure at CHIRLA, Victor worked in the Los Angeles regional office of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF).

DTLA’S BIO:

Founded in 2009, DREAM Team Los Angeles (DTLA) is a gross-roots organization that aims to create a safe space in which undocumented immigrants from the community and allies empower themselves through activism and life stories.