This month, we celebrate our five year anniversary of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Domestic Workers Alliance! Since August 2018, we have organized Philadelphia area nannies, housecleaners, and caregivers to win justice and dignity that we all deserve.
We’re so proud of the work we’ve done in the last five years (check out our video and the highlights listed below), including securing the passage of the Philadelphia Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, But, ever since the bill was passed, some employers have violated the law innumerable times and even retaliated against workers who stand up for their rights.
This is why we’ve launched a new campaign to put an end to all employer retaliation against workers, ensure that all of our labor laws are enforced, and that the Philadelphia Office of Workplace Protections has the budget it needs. We kicked things off in June, in honor of International Domestic Workers Day, with a rally against retaliation in Rittenhouse Square, one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the city – and the site of many domestic worker labor violations.
If you want to learn how you can support the campaign, or if you currently employ a domestic worker and want to learn more about how to comply with the Philadelphia Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, sign up here.
When we started five years ago, we had very few members. Now, we have hundreds of domestic worker members across the Philadelphia area and together we:
….and so much more
Thanks for a great five years…and here’s to many more.