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Photos courtesy of the National Domestic Workers Alliance. Cover photo by Othello Banaci. 

Leadership & Staff


Nicole Kligerman, 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. Prior to founding the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, she was a union organizer with the   Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals (PASNAP), where 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. She is the 2019 recipient of the Crystal Eastman Award from PhilaPOSH and is a member of the Coalition of Labor Union Women. 

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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.