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WASHINGTON – The National Domestic Workers Alliance released the following statement on the recent announcement from the Biden-Harris Administration requiring chip manufacturing companies to provide childcare plans to access federal funding: 

“Every family across the country deserves equitable access to strong care infrastructure, from childcare to aging and disability care to paid family and medical leave. However, as the  twin crisis of lack of affordable care and worker shortages grows, we applaud the Biden-Harris Administration’s efforts to address it in critical industries, such as chip manufacturing. According to guidance released from the Department of Commerce, chip manufacturers must outline plans to provide affordable, accessible, and high-quality child care to access federal funding,” said Ai-jen Poo, President of the National Domestic Workers Alliance. “This intentional industrial policy will help workers, especially women, who disproportionately bear caregiving responsibilities in households,  to enter, unleash their talent, and thrive in this industry without the stress of juggling and affording child care. We applaud the Commerce Department for leading the way to effectively implement historic investments in our economy and affirming that meeting workers’ caregiving needs has to be core to any modern industrial policy in our nation.” 

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