The National Domestic Workers Alliance was founded at the U.S. Social Forum in Atlanta, GA, with 13 domestic worker organizations representing 5 states.
The first national convening organized by NDWA.
National Research Project — participatory research survey collection in 14 cities (later published the first national report on the workforce).
Launched SOL (Strategy, Organizing, Leadership) Program.
The New York Domestic Workers State Bill of Rights, the first of its kind that laid the foundation for 9 more statewide bills and 3 more municipal bills of labor protections in the next 11 years.
Launched Caring Across Generations.
Launched #BetheHelp campaign, culture change campaign.
Launched We Belong Together, immigration campaign.
Decent Work for the Domestic Work Convention, Convention 189, at the International Labor Organization. Since its passage, 24 countries have ratified C189.
Published Home Economics: The Invisible and Unregulated World of Domestic Work, the first national report of the workforce in the U.S.
Launched Beyond Survival. Since its launch, dozens of survivors have become leaders in the movement to end trafficking.
The first NDWA Chapter in Atlanta, GA which has become a We Dream in Black chapter.
The International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) with its first Congress in Uruguay.
NDWA Labs (formerly Fair Care Labs)
We Belong Together Fast for Families with over 1500 women fasting in over 35 states to push Congress to pass a fair immigration bill.
Paid sick days for domestic workers in New York City, the first time anywhere in the country.
We Dream in Black — Black domestic workers organizing program.
The Fair Care Pledge at the Clinton Global Initiative together with Hand in Hand, and Care.com.
The Direct Care Alliance joins NDWA, bringing over 10,000 direct care workers into our membership.
100 immigrant women on a 100 mile pilgrimage to Washington, DC, carrying a message of dignity for all migrants to greet the Pope on his first visit to the U.S. The pilgrimage garnered over 200 domestic and international news stories.
Extension of Federal Minimum Wage & Overtime Protections for more than 1.8 million home care workers.
The We Won’t Wait Summit with 8 national women’s organizations to elevate the experiences and aspirations of women of color and low-income women during the 2016 election cycle.
The Kupuna Caregivers Act in Hawaii, with Caring Across Generations.
Care in Action, a nonprofit and nonpartisan group that works to elevate the voices of women of color.
NDWA joined the chorus of voices in the #metoo movement in order to draw attention to the higher incidence of sexual assault and harassment faced by women in low-wage work, including nannies, housecleaners, and care workers.
We Belong Together Kid’s Caravan where kids traveled from Miami to DC to deliver lawmakers a message: “we won’t stop fighting until our families, friends and futures are safe!”
Unstoppable event with farmworker women for protections against harassment.
In response to the 2018 family separation crisis, NDWA launched the Families Belong Together campaign to permanently end family separation and detention, seek accountability for the harm that’s been done, and immediately reunite all families who remain torn apart.
Industry Worker Councils (nanny, housecleaner, home care worker).
La Alianza chatbot. Innovations Lab created and grew a chatbot for Spanish-speaking housecleaners.
With the rapper Logic on stage at the VMAs and with actress America Ferrera to bring influencers to the border.
NDWA worked with #TimesUp to create concrete solutions and make sure resources are getting to working women, like domestic workers, that need them the most.
Ai-jen Poo, of NDWA, along with advocates and activists for gender and racial justice joined actresses including Meryl Streep at the 2018 Golden Globes in a show of support for victims of sexual harassment and assault.
National Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, sponsored by Representative Pramila Jayapal and Senator Kamala Harris.
Roma campaign to increase the visibility and value of domestic work, turning the attention of moviegoers and fans of Roma towards the reality of domestic workers today. NDWA worked closely with Participant, which co-produced Roma, and Alfonso Cuarón, the film’s writer and director. At the Shorty Awards, NDWA, CACEH, Participant Media & Esperanzo Filmjo won two awards for Best Social Movement Campaign and best in Gender Equality.
Coloring Without Borders, the culmination of work from artists all over the world who contributed pieces of art for children to complete.
Pop Culture Collaborative published From The Help to Roma: How The National Domestic Workers Alliance Is Transforming Narratives in Pop Culture
Coronavirus Care Fund, an emergency relief fund for domestic workers facing hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Sunstorm, a motivational podcast hosted by Alicia Garza and Ai-jen Poo.
Unbossed Agenda, We Dream in Black’s organizing directive to give power back to the visions of Black domestic workers.
Higher wages for direct care workers in the entire state of North Carolina.
The Access to Paid Sick Leave Ordinance in San Francisco, which will ensure that domestic workers will be able to take sick leave when they need it to care for themselves or a loved one.
Care is Essential campaign to win investment in Home and Community Based Services to increase wages and supports for home care workers and expand access to home care services.
A seat at the table for workers in establishing health and safety standards in Harris County, Texas and the State of California.
New laws that extend the protections of New York state’s human rights law to domestic workers, as well as to expand New York’s paid family leave benefit to include domestic workers who work at least 20 hours per week.
Pilot program to raise wages, extend benefits and a platform improvement process for housecleaners on the Handy platform in Indiana, Kentucky and Florida.
We Make History to connect the powerful legacy of domestic worker organizing to our fights today.
The Essential Campaign, in partnership with NDWA, released the short film, No Shortcuts to Change, starring Sherri Shepherd (Call Your Mother), the film is executive produced by Angela Bassett.
Dorothy Bolden Mural Tour series in Atlanta, GA.
The Biden Administration launches the Family Reunification Task Force to reunite families separated by the Trump administration’s cruel immigration policies.
Paid sick leave from private employers in New Mexico.
Pop Culture Worker Council includes worker members who work together to think through how we use, create, and develop stories and other immersive narrative experiences to spark profound shifts in how people think, feel, and behave in the world.
Social impact campaign surrounding Maid on Netflix.
The Other Side of the Storm: What Do Black Immigrant Domestic Workers in the Time of COVID-19 Teach Us About Building a Resilient Care Infrastructure?, in partnership with the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) Black Worker Initiative.
Spotlighting Domestic Workers Representation in Film & TV, in partnership with the Norman Lear Center Media Impact Project.
Hearing for the National Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, which not only marks a HISTORIC step toward moving the Bill to the House floor for a vote, but is a testimony to the organizing power of the domestic worker movement!
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