FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 21, 2023
Contact: Daniela Perez, [email protected]

The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) President, Ai-jen Poo, issued the following statement today:

The National Domestic Workers Alliance, an organization dedicated to working for the respect, recognition, and rights of more than 2.2 million domestic workers, strongly supports Julie Su, the current U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor, to be nominated as the next U.S. Secretary of Labor. Beyond currently serving as the U.S. Deputy Labor Secretary, Su’s impressive career as a leading civil rights lawyer and as California’s Secretary of Labor demonstrates that Su is a thoroughly qualified leader for the U.S. Department of Labor. Her track record has shown her commitment to protecting workers’ core workplace rights to ensure that all workers – including those who work in the margins of our economy – have dignity and earn fair wages for working families to achieve economic security. In addition, while as California Labor Secretary, Su convened the CA Future of Work Commission and successfully led a diverse group of stakeholders – from union leaders to academics to businesspeople and entrepreneurs – to study the systemic challenges facing workers and develop bold and innovative ideas to address those challenges. With Su’s leadership, the commission was able to propose a new Social Compact for Work and Workers, a vision for a more inclusive and equitable economy where all sectors of civil society and government have a role to play in creating pathways to good jobs.

As an Asian American woman and daughter of immigrants, Su embodies the potential this nation offers workers of the future. Su will help ensure that all jobs are good jobs and that all workers have dignity, economic security, and opportunity. This is a critical moment for our economy and workers – the U.S. Department of Labor needs a leader who will ensure continuity of leadership in the implementation of President Biden’s pro-worker economic vision, and can hit the ground running. That leader is Su, and NDWA looks forward to seeing her serve as the U.S. Secretary of Labor. We are confident she will quickly and immediately build upon the Department’s progress toward an economy that works for all of us.

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