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More than the previous 3 years, the American economy has revealed an undeniable truth: it is primarily based on care operate. This operate, performed largely by females of colour, generally appears invisible: it is completed quietly and cheaply by these on the margins of society, functioning tough without having great spend or protection.
How can workers in the sector come with each other to organize—and counter this tendency of the national economy to devalue the care operate that is crucial to our survival?
To discover these concerns, this webinar brings with each other 3 leaders in the care economy to go over these concerns at the nearby, state, and national policy and practice levels. These panelists are:
- Adria Powell, president and CEO of Cooperative House Care Associates. Headquartered in the Bronx, New York, CHCA, which employs 1,800 men and women, is the biggest worker cooperative in the nation.
- Jenn Stoveexecutive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, an advocacy network functioning for respect, recognition and rights for additional than two.two million nannies, cleaners and residence care workers across the nation.
- Mary Wilder, board chair and worker-owner of Shine Nurture Center Cooperative, a Cincinnati-primarily based youngster care business enterprise that has come to be worker-owned and element of the Co-op Cinci 2022 worker network.
In the webinar conversation, the panelists address a wide variety of concerns, which includes the following:
- What is the “care economy”? What is its scale? What are the top elements behind the speedy development of the sector?
- What are some approaches that advocacy has currently begun to enhance the worth of care operate? Exactly where have been the “wins”? What has been accomplished?
- What are the policy priorities going forward?
- How does business enterprise modify when a enterprise becomes a workers’ cooperative?
- How can worker co-operatives develop in the care sector?
- What function do trade unions play in the care economy now? What roles can they play?
- How do movements operate to make narratives that elevate the worth of care?
- What actions can nonprofits and philanthropies take to help caregivers?
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Cooperative Initiative of Cincinnati (now Co-op Cinci), Approaches towards wage equity in early childhoodCincinnati, OH: Co-op Cinci, September 17, 2018.
Paraprofessional Overall health Institute, Caring for the Future: The Energy and Prospective of America’s Direct Care WorkforceBronx, NY: PHI, 2021.
Ai-jen Poo, Adria Powell, Dennis Hogan, Dulari Tahbildar, and Ellen Vera, “The State of the Care Economy: Neighborhood Leaders Matter,” NPKSeptember 14, 2022
Pop culture collaboration, “From Support to Roma How the National Alliance of Domestic Workers is Transforming Pop Culture”, New York, Pop Culture Collab, 2019.