Tomorrow is the premier of “The Help.”
The film features African American domestic workers at the center of a major motion picture – a first for Hollywood. It’s a good day when the stories of those who usually remain invisible move to the center of the screen.
Today, the National Domestic Workers Alliance is releasing “Meet Today’s Help,” a 2-minute video that tells the stories of domestic workers today and lets people know what they can do to help today's “help.”
Watch the video »
50 years after the stories told in the film, a workforce of over 2.5 million domestic workers go to work every day to take care of the most precious elements of their employers' lives - their homes and families. And yet, domestic workers remain an unprotected workforce, without access to basic rights that other workers take for granted. Still mostly women of color, far too few domestic workers receive overtime pay, meal and rest breaks, sick leave or vacation. And far too many of them work for less than minimum wage. In this regard, too little has changed.
There are three ways you can help "the help" today:
Thank you for taking a moment to honor the contributions of domestic workers today.
Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance
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