Reports & Analysis
Beyond Survival: The Human Trafficking of Domestic Workers in the United States
This report offers new findings about human trafficking in domestic work, a sector largely composed of immigrant women. Through data gathered from in-depth interviews of groups organizing domestic workers who have survived human trafficking, we present our findings on the prevalence and trends related to trafficking in this labor sector. With the Trump administration’s intensified focus on criminalization, immigration enforcement, and deportations, the challenges facing trafficking survivors are even more urgent.
Beyond Survival: Organizing to End Human Trafficking of Domestic Workers
This report provides an overview of the problem of domestic worker trafficking. It then draws on the experiences of NDWA and our allies to put forward detailed recommendations for action at multiple levels. We believe that nongovernmental organizations, with workers in the lead, are key to building the power necessary to end trafficking of domestic workers. Our recommendations for service providers and advocacy groups emphasize the need for leadership development among workers and survivors.
Home Truths: Domestic Workers in California
This report examines conditions in the industry and presents the results of a survey of 631 domestic workers in the Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and San Jose metropolitan areas. Nannies, housecleaners, and caregivers who are employed directly by private households were surveyed, providing a unique look into the large, informal labor market of domestic work. The report reveals that domestic workers, who labor without many of the protections afforded most other workers in the U.S., face a range of hardships associated with their work in an industry that is largely invisible and unregulated.
Improving Career Opportunities for Immigrant Women In-Home Care Workers
This report by Jane Henrici, Ph.D. of the Institute for Women's Policy Research uses original expert interviews and an extensive review of the literature to discuss the need to increase access to high-quality training that specifically targets the needs of immigrant women care workers.
The first national survey of domestic workers in the USA. The first empirically based and representative picture of domestic employment in 21st century America.
Why a Domestic Workers Bill of Rights?
Research & Policy Brief from the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
Behind Closed Doors:
Working conditions of California Household Workers
Mujeres Unidas y Activas, Day Labor Program Women's Collective of La Raza Centro Legal & Data Center
Home Is Where the Work Is
Inside New York's Domestic Work Industry
Domestic Workers United & Data Center
Domestic Workers and Collective Bargaining
A Proposal for Immediate Inclusion of Domestic Workers in the New York State Labor Relations Act
Domestic Workers United, National Domestic Workers Alliance & the Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center
Domestic Workers’ Rights in the United States
A report prepared for the U.N. Human Rights Committee In response to the Second and Third Periodic Report of the United States
Andolan organizing south Asian workers; CASA of Maryland; Domestic Workers United; Global Rights; University of North Carolina School of Law Human Rights Policy Clinic; Stefani Bonato; McKenna Coll; Eric Tars
Valuing Domestic Work
Fall 2009 Issue of the Scholar & Feminist Online
The Scholar & Feminist Online is published by the Barnard Center for Research on Women. This issue focuses on domestic work, with articles by both NDWA members and scholars.
Domestic Workers Uniting - Your Home, My Work
In 2009, Building Bridges Radio produced this one-hour documentary “Domestic Workers Uniting - Your Home, My Work,” which won the the New York Labor Communications Council’s prestigious Matt Doherty/Gwen Wells Award in Broadcast Media and Communications.