The National Domestic Workers Alliance (www.domesticworkers.org) is the leading voice for the country’s 2.5 million nannies, caregivers, and house cleaners, and organizes domestic workers across the United States for respect, recognition and labor standards. We work to guarantee labor protections for domestic workers by winning legislation at the local, state, and national levels and elevating domestic workers as key leaders in building a powerful movement for social and global justice. The Alliance formed in 2007 at the US Social Forum and currently represents 60 affiliates, 4 chapters and a growing list of other worker organizing projects in more than 20 states.
In 2019, NDWA’s Pennsylvania Chapter won the Philadelphia Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, one of the strongest and most innovative pieces of legislation to expand workplace protections to Philadelphia’s 16,000 nannies, house cleaners, and caregivers. The Chapter is now in an exciting period of growth and seeks a bilingual (Spanish/English) Field Organizer to build domestic worker power in Philadelphia.
This position will be part of NDWA’s nation-wide field, membership and organizer teams. Locally, they will work with and support the PA Director. In addition, the Organizer will work in close coordination and collaboration with partner organizations, allies and supporters in general in the Philadelphia area.
The overarching goals of our Worker Organizing Program include:
- Growing a membership base of multiracial, multilingual domestic workers across Philadelphia to lead the movement for racial, economic, gender, and immigration justice.
- Building leadership and increasing the skill set of emerging worker leaders to uplift and address the issues faced by multiracial domestic worker communities.
- Enforcing the Philadelphia Domestic Workers Bill of Rights to ensure that all work is safe and dignified.
- Exploring and launching new worker and legislative organizing campaigns across Pennsylvania to build the power of low wage, women of color workers.