National Domestic Workers Alliance

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National Domestic Workers Alliance
Formation2007; 12 years ago (2007)

National Domestic Workers Alliance is an advocacy organization promoting the rights of domestic workers in the United States. Founded in 2007, it is made up of 4 local chapters and 63 affiliate organizations around the country, along with thousands of individual members.[1][2] Their work advocates for low-income laborers in the context of broader social justice issues, including immigration reform, domestic violence, and more recently the #Metoo movement.[3]

The NDWA advocates for a Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights, including overtime pay, one day off per week, and protection under state human rights laws.[2] A version of this bill of rights was passed in New York in 2010 thanks to the NDWA's advocacy, and similar legislation has recently been introduced in California. [4][2]

Ai-jen Poo is the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance.[5] In 2014, she was awarded a MacArthur fellowship, "a five-year grant given to the nation’s most exceptionally creative individuals, to fund her vibrant, worker-led movement to transform the working conditions and labor standards for private-household workers."[6]


  1. ^ "About Us | National Domestic Workers Alliance". Archived from the original on 2018-03-26. Retrieved 2018-03-25.
  2. ^ a b c Hilgers, Lauren (2019-02-21). "The New Labor Movement Fighting for Domestic Workers' Rights". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-03-10.
  3. ^ "Meeting rallies to 'stand with those whose backs are against the wall'". Retrieved 2018-03-25.
  4. ^ New York State Department of Labor. "Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights". Archived from the original on 2018-05-25.
  5. ^ "53: The hidden workplaces all around us". Archived from the original on 2018-03-26. Retrieved 2018-03-25.
  6. ^ "MacArthur genius Ai-jen Poo makes the economic case for listening". Quartz at Work. Archived from the original on 2018-03-26. Retrieved 2018-03-25.