Pennsylvania Domestic Workers Alliance
UNITY, DIGNITY, AND POWER FOR DOMESTIC WORKERS
The National Domestic Workers Alliance - PA Chapter exists to build power, recognition, and respect for nannies, house cleaners, and caregivers, beginning with the 16,000 domestic workers in Philadelphia. We are a chapter of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), the nation’s leading voice for dignity and fairness for the millions of domestic workers and home care workers in the United States, most of whom are women. NDWA works for the respect, recognition, and inclusion in labor protections of domestic workers, the majority of whom are immigrants and women of color.
Domestic workers - the vast majority of whom are low wage Black and immigrant women - do the work that makes all other work possible by caring for other peoples' homes, children, and loved ones, yet face low wages, unsafe working conditions, and sexual harassment while doing so. Across the country, workers have won stronger laws, safety, and respect on the job through organizing, developing their leadership, and fighting for justice at work. By uniting, Pennsylvania domestic workers can win respect, recognition, and inclusion in labor protections.