New York – In a historic move, the AFL-CIO signed a new partnership agreement with the National Domestic Workers Alliance. The landmark agreements outline a framework for the groups to partner around issues of organizing, winning rights for excluded workers and building long-term relationships. "We have to work together and take collective action – whether it's in the streets, at city hall or at the ILO," said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Learn more here.
The AFL-CIO and NDWA also called for domestic workers to be included as part of the national trade union delegations to the 2011 International Labour Conference in Geneva. Read their open letter here.