Domestic work makes all other work possible.
Domestic workers do the work most precious to us: caring for our homes and loved ones.
But they don't have the basic rights and dignity they deserve.
We organize to achieve the dignity, respect, and professionalism this work deserves.
Since 2007 NDWA has been:
We've grown from 12 affiliate organizations in 6 cities to over 60 affiliates in more than 30 cities, and a new national membership association with training and benefits
Winning policy change
Together we won domestic workers bills of rights in 9 states and Seattle. And we won a federal rule change that granted 2 million home care workers the right to minimum wage and overtime pay.
We develop strategies, cultivate partnerships and create products for dignified jobs to shape the future of work. Check out our newest venture, Alia: myalia.org
States and cities where we've won victories for Domestic Workers.
Our Board of Directors is composed primarily of domestic workers, women like:
Silvia immigrated to the United States from Mexico in 2000 to provide better educational opportunities for her daughter. For the past 15 years, she has worked as a house cleaner. Sylvia has participated in many local and national campaigns to improve the working conditions and rights of domestic workers. She loves her work and takes great pride leaving her clients' homes gleaming.
She's now an active member of Casa Latina, and recently was elected to NDWA's Board of Directors by her peers.
Join our movement!
Here's what your gift can do:
Your contribution goes directly to support our innovative programming and improve the lives of millions of hardworking domestic workers.
Print materials for nannies to do outreach in a local park
Provide food for a meeting of domestic workers strategizing about their next campaign
Buy bus fare to and from the state capitol to lobby for a Bill of Rights
Sponsor a group of workers to participate in our biennial gathering of members from across the country