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National Domestic Workers Alliance Statement on Labor Day

NEW YORK – “On this Labor Day, the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) carries forward a proud tradition of organizing for stronger protections, equitable wages, and safer workplaces. We – the nannies, house cleaners, and home care workers whose critical roles make all other work possible – are organizing in cities, states and across the nation for rights, respect and recognition.

In California, domestic workers are organizing to end the exclusion of domestic workers from California workplace health and safety protections. In Philadelphia, domestic workers are organizing to implement hard-won paid time off protections. In New Jersey, domestic workers are organizing to pass a statewide Domestic Worker Bill of Rights, to become the 11th state in the nation to pass state level legislation to protect the rights of domestic workers.

The imminent reintroduction of the Federal Domestic Worker Bill of Rights represents the determination of domestic workers across the country to achieve fairness and dignity. Labor Day reminds us of the power of women workers’ organizing – from the washerwomen who went on strike in Atlanta, Georgia in 1881, to cleaners and caregivers who marched in Sacramento this week.  Domestic workers will continue to unite until our economy supports the workers who make all other work possible.”

National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA)
National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) is the leading voice for dignity and fairness for millions of domestic workers in the United States. Founded in 2007, NDWA works for respect, recognition and inclusion in labor protections for domestic workers, the majority of whom are immigrants and women of color. NDWA is powered by over 70 affiliate organizations and local chapters and by a growing membership base of nannies, house cleaners and care workers in over 20 states. NDWA has created Alia, an online platform to help domestic workers access benefits, not otherwise granted to them, in addition to introducing a National Domestic Workers Bill of Rights with now-Vice President Kamala Harris and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal in 2019. Learn more at