The National Domestic Workers Alliance (www.domesticworkers.org) organizes domestic workers in the United States for respect, recognition and labor standards. We work to guarantee labor protections for domestic workers by winning legislation at the state level, pushing for regulatory changes at the national level, through the International Labor Organization at the global level, and elevating domestic workers as key leaders in building a powerful movement for social and global justice. The Alliance formed in 2007 at the US Social Forum and currently represents over 60 affiliates in 36 cities and 16 states nationally.
We Dream in Black (WeDIB) is a new initiative of the NDWA that organizes Black domestic workers across the diaspora, and builds our capacity to shape a new economy and a new democracy for all of us. WeDIB works with existing member organizations of the NDWA, and initiates new organizing projects in regions that have high concentrations of Black domestic workers. Our existing membership is in Georgia (NDWA Atlanta,Middle GA Chapter), Florida (Miami Workers Center), Massachusetts (Matahari Women’s Center), New York (NDWA NY Chapter), North Carolina (NDWA NC Chapter), and Texas. We are currently growing new projects in Michigan.
"We Dream in Black" is hiring an organizer to help expand our organizing strategy to build a voice for Black domestic workers. The overarching goals of our new "We Dream in Black" Worker Organizing Program include:
● Grow a network of Black domestic workers who can lead within a movement for a new economy and a new democracy.
● Explore new partnerships that can increase fertile ground for powerful victories for Black women workers.
● Launch a multi-state, multi-city network of grassroots partner organizations.
● Build leadership and increase the skill set of emerging black leaders to uplift and address the issues faced by Black communities.