Champions of Change
Myrla Baldonado, a household worker organizer with the Latino Union of Chicago, is dedicated to improving the working and living conditions of the estimated 2.5 million domestic workers in the United States. A former caregiver herself, she co-founded the multiracial Chicago Coalition of Household Workers to gain dignity and respect for caregivers, housecleaners, and nannies. She speaks nationally for the Caring Across Generations campaign that seeks to transform care in the U.S. and she is a worker leader of the National Domestic Workers Alliance.