The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) is the leading national voice for dignity and fairness for domestic workers in the United States. Our national alliance has grown from this founding group of 13 organizations to now more than 60 affiliate organizations, plus local chapters in Georgia, North Carolina, Washington DC, New York, Pennsylvania, Houston, and Southern California, and individual members from states without affiliates or chapters to join. We Dream in Black (WeDiB) is NDWA’s political home for Black domestic workers across the country. Our mission is to build the political power and visibility of Black domestic workers across the diaspora. NDWA believes that our organizing must be led by and center the lives of Black women because Black women are who the industry was built to exploit.
NDWA-PA was formed in 2018 as the only domestic worker organization in the state and has a robust, multiracial, and multilingual domestic worker membership primarily in Philadelphia. NDWA-PA won the groundbreaking Philadelphia Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in 2019 to extend labor protections to our workforce for the first time. In 2020 we won the Mayoral Worker Relief Fund to provide financial relief to workers excluded from COVID relief packages. We win these organizing campaigns through a focus on leadership development, political education, and community building within Philadelphia’s multiracial domestic worker communities.
NDWA-PA is now expanding to create a local chapter of WeDiB within our broader chapter and seeks a passionate leader who can work in a team and takes initiative to build an autonomous Black worker organizing space in our chapter. This position will report directly to the Pennsylvania Organizing Director in close consultation with the Black Organizing Director and work as part of the organizing team to build up a thriving membership of Black domestic workers, who take regular political action and pay membership dues to be part of NDWA alongside other NDWA-PA members. The organizer is also a creative person who understands how to build power, retain membership and create culturally affirming programs that actively engage Black women and low income workers in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania.