FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 16, 2023
Contact: Daniela Perez, [email protected]

WASHINGTON – Today, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh announced that he would soon depart from his position in the Biden-Harris Administration. The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) released the following statement following the announcement.

“The National Domestic Workers Alliance applauds Labor Secretary Walsh’s commitment to this country’s working families, including 2.2 million domestic workers. Among his many strengths, he connected with workers, understood their struggles, and advocated for their respect and dignity. Under his leadership, the Department of Labor has strengthened enforcement of workers rights and lifted up many low-wage workers who have long faced exclusions from resources and protections,” said Ai-jen Poo, President of the National Domestic Workers Alliance. “Secretary Walsh led the Department of Labor during a crucial moment in our history, where workers are more empowered, and the conversations on holding corporations and organizations accountable gained momentum. Working families were seen and recognized by his leadership at the Department of Labor. He is a continued ally to domestic and care workers and low-wage immigrant workers by advocating for stronger protections and raised visibility. He also understood that strengthening our care economy and infrastructure was  vital for the success of working families. NDWA stands with other worker organizations in supporting Deputy Secretary Julie Su to be the next U.S. Secretary of Labor. She has an impeccable track record of advocating for all workers across our economy. We look forward to working together with DOL under her leadership to protect and transform care and all other jobs into good jobs in order for every worker to achieve economic security and opportunity.”

NDWA strongly supports a future where workers, especially domestic and worker workers, are empowered to organize and be treated with dignity and respect in the workplace and beyond.

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