Leadership & Staff
The Pennsylvania Domestic Workers Alliance is a joint project of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and Philadelphia Jobs with Justice. PDWA is a worker-led movement, guided by an organizing committee of multiracial, multilingual domestic workers from across the Philadelphia area with years of experience as nannies, housecleaners, and care givers.
Founded in 2007, NDWA works for the respect, recognition, and inclusion in labor protections for domestic workers and is the nation's leading voice for dignity and fairness for the millions of domestic workers in the United States, most of whom are women. The national alliance is powered by over 60 affiliate organizations—plus robust local chapters in Atlanta, Durham, and New York—of over 20,000 nannies, housekeepers, and caregivers for the elderly in 36 cities and 18 states.
Philadelphia Jobs with Justice is a coalition of labor unions and student, community, and faith groups fighting for the fair treatment of workers, organizing in local communities and workplaces. Jobs with Justice believes in long-term multi-issue coalition building, grassroots base-building, organizing, and strategic militant action as the foundation for building a workers’ movement, and that by engaging a broad community of allies, we can win bigger victories.
Nicole Kligerman, Executive Director
Nicole is a fourth generation Philadelphian who brings a decade of union and community organizing experience in Southeastern Pennsylvania working alongside low wage immigrants and workers to win improvements in their lives and build long-term social movements. At the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals (PASNAP), she organized nurses and healthcare workers across the state to form unions, build power, and win contracts that set state-wide standards for working conditions and patient care. At the undocumented-led New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia, Nicole organized to end deportations and family separation, resulting in Philadelphia historic "Sanctuary City" victory which ended police-ICE collaboration in the city. Previously, Nicole worked as the Housing Coordinator for the refugee resettlement program at HIAS Pennsylvania.
Contact Nicole at Nicole@padomesticworkers.org.
Kim Huynh, Organizing Director
Kim is a trainer, facilitator, and organizer based in Philly. Over the last decade, Kim has worked alongside: multiracial faith groups acting in the prophetic tradition towards living wage jobs and the energy commons in Philly; community organizations fighting against gentrification in Houston's Black, Chicanx, and Southeast Asian working class neighborhoods; and immigrant women and young people taking direct action against environmental racism across the US South and Southeast. A 2015 graduate of the Judith C. Jones Fellowship for Trainers of Color with Training for Change, Kim has facilitated political education and skill-building for dozens of grassroots groups across the country in organizing skills, narrative strategy, nonviolent direct action, conflict transformation, and organizational development.
Contact Kim at Kim@padomesticworkers.org.