Alia is a new idea. We are the first to provide house cleaners with access to benefits, and we need your help in spreading this idea. We believe that if you work, you deserve benefits, no matter what kind of work you do. And especially those who help take care of us.
Help us by taking a step further than setting up your contribution: help us sign up the person who cleans your home, and reach her other clients. It will mean the world to us.
These are the best ways you can help:
Alia Works Best When It Starts With You
Many cleaners feel uncomfortable asking their clients to contribute to their benefits. She might worry her pay will be cut, or that she will even lose her clients just for asking.
Helping cleaners sign up for Alia is a lot easier when clients first let cleaners know that they would like to contribute to their benefits. In addition to your payment for service. Because it’s what you believe they deserve.
Some ways to start the conversation with the person who cleans your home:
Leave this flyer in your home. Leave this flyer (in Spanish and English) somewhere they will notice it, and follow up with this text:
“I want to check that you saw the Alia flyer I left for you today. I want to make sure you have benefits you need like paid time off or life insurance, and I contacted Alia to help me contribute to your paid time off. Is it ok if they contact you to set up your benefits from me?"
Text this to your cleaner: “I really appreciate the work you do in my home, and I want to make sure you have benefits you need like paid time off or life insurance. I contacted Alia to help me contribute to your paid time off. Is it ok if they contact you to set up your benefits from me? This is in addition to what I pay for your service and will not affect how much I am already paying you."
In Spanish: “Hola quiero asegurarme de que tenga los beneficios que necesita, como tiempo libre pagado o seguro de vida. Me puse en contacto con Alia para que me ayudara a contribuir a su tiempo libre pagado. ¿Está bien si le contactan para establecer los beneficios que recibiria de mi parte? Esto es en adicion a lo que ya le estoy pagando por sus servicios y no afectará su pago actual.”
Cleaners Trust You The Most
Have you known the person who cleans your home for many years? Does she feel like part of the family? You might be the best person to help her join Alia.
Watch this video (to the left) with her. It explains what Alia is in the words of a real Alia cleaner and client, and has Spanish subtitles. You can text the video to her using this link: http://bit.ly/2UZBtzx
Show her the Alia website. The cleaner site is here in English, and here in Spanish.
If she is ready to sign up you can help her create her account, using the English registration page, or the Spanish registration page.
Be A Social Validator
Have you referred the person who cleans your home to friends? Do you know any of her other clients? New ideas - like Alia - are adopted more quickly when someone you know is doing it first.
Help us get the word by being the friend who is “doing it first”:
Email this to her other clients:
I want to let you know about a new service I have found, called Alia, that is helping me contribute to the benefits of [Cleaner’s Name], who cleans our homes. I know [Cleaner’s Name] is as important to you as she is to me, and that we all rely on the work she does in our homes so that we can do what we do. Most domestic workers have no access to benefits, and Alia is a project in partnership with the National Domestic Workers Alliance to address that, giving house cleaners access to benefits like Paid Time Off and insurance.
It's easy to get started:
To the left, click on Cleaners.
Click on Add New Cleaner and enter [Cleaner’s Name]’s phone number.
Then click on Plans & Billing and choose the monthly contribution you'd like to make. Alia recommends $5 per cleaning, so $20/month if your home is cleaned every week.
[Cleaner’s Name] can pool together the the contributions from ALL of her clients each month to choose the benefits she wants, and Alia will help her enroll in any insurance she chooses.
This is important to me for a couple of reasons: I want to make sure [Cleaner’s Name] can take a day off work when she's sick without losing any income, but I also just believe that everyone who works deserves benefits, no matter what kind of work they do. It's just the right thing to do.
Please join me in contributing through Alia, it's small step but it makes a real difference in making sure [Cleaner’s Name] knows that she - and her work - are valued.
Text this to her other clients: “Hi - I wanted to let you know that I started contributing to [Cleaner’s Name] benefits using a new service called Alia. It was created in partnership with the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and helps cleaners get benefits like paid time off for sick days or insurance. I’m started contributing $5 per cleaning, and it’s easy to get started. Check it out! www.myalia.org
Text this to your friends: “Hi - I know you value your cleaner as much as I do, so I wanted to let you know about a new service called Alia that lets you contribute to her benefits. Cleaners don’t get benefits like sick days or insurance, but Alia makes it easy to contribute $5 per cleaning so she has the benefits she needs. I already started using it, check it out! www.myalia.org