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.
The Field Organizer will report directly to the Pennsylvania Director and work as part of the organizing team to continue building a thriving membership of domestic workers. The organizer is also a creative person who understands how to build power, retain membership and create culturally affirming programs that actively engage women and low income workers in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania.