Founded in 2007, the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) is the nation’s leading voice for an estimated 2.5 million domestic workers in the United States, most of whom are women. NDWA is powered by 35 local, membership-based affiliate organizations of over 10,000 nannies, housekeepers and caregivers for the elderly located in 19 cities and 11 states around the country. NDWA is supported by domestic workers, employers and our family — supporters and allies like you.
Domestic workers care for the things we value the most: our families and our homes. They care for our children, provide essential support for seniors and people with disabilities to live with dignity at home, and perform the domestic work that makes all other work possible. They are skilled and caring professionals, but for many years, they have labored in the shadows, and their work has not been valued. Many domestic workers continue to provide essential services to their employers nation-wide without access to basic labor protections like minimum wage or overtime pay.