California Domestic Workers Coalition

Building a Broad and Unified Movement

We create strong connections across multiple sectors with partners from women’s, labor, faith, immigrant, employer, health, senior, and disability rights communities to advance a broad movement for the dignity of domestic workers.

Our Primary Alliances:

Stronger California Advocates Network

The California Domestic Workers Coalition serves on the steering committee of the Stronger California Advocates Network is a historic collaboration of advocate organizations and coalitions with deep experience working with communities affected by the four pillars of the Stronger California Agenda: Fair Pay and Job Opportunity; Access to Childcare; Family Friendly Workplaces; Building Economic Stability by Addressing Poverty.

In partnership with the Legislative Women’s Caucus, the Network advances the economic security of women in California, and seeks to promote policy reform in order to meet basic needs and provide better income support, achieve fair pay and working conditions, support workforce development, encourage asset building, and ensure work- family flexibility and access to quality child care.

Building the California Dream Alliance

CDWC joins a broad coalition of more than 50 progressive organizations across the state to form the Building the California Dream Alliance. Together, we outlined a united, ambitious agenda to uplift families and expand economic opportunities for Californians from birth to retirement.

The Dream Alliance is united in its commitment to the equal worth and dignity of every Californian, inclusive of race, gender, sexual orientation, immigration status, disability, health status, or age. Together, we will fight for our communities – for broadly shared prosperity and economic security, educational and job opportunities, a clean environment and a healthy planet, quality and comprehensive healthcare for all, reproductive rights, responsive and democratic government, a strong safety net and justice for all.

California Aging and Disability Alliance (CADA)

In 2018, CDWC joined more than 20 organizations representing long-term care stakeholders have come together to form the California Aging and Disability Alliance. With the population of California’s seniors expected to double in the next two decades – by 2030, the 65+ population will grow by 4 million – the need to find solutions for the access to affordable care and the creation of dignified and good homecare jobs as heightened. CADA develops innovative and cost-effective approaches to the long-term services and supports challenges that face all Californians today.

California Care Council

The CDWC is an active member of the California Care Council and the Bay Area Care Council: an alliance of long-term care stakeholders comprised of both worker and employer organizations that advance campaigns to shape the future of the long-term care system that supports the dignity of consumers and upholds fair employment standards for caregivers. Together with the Care Council, we were able to launch Support at Home, the San Francisco pilot program designed to reach thousands of San Francisco residents who do not qualify for IHSS with subsidies for in-home care. Cities across California are looking to replicate the program!

Coalition of Low-wage Immigrant Worker Advocates (CLIWA)

The Coalition of Low-Wage Immigrant Worker Advocates is a Statewide alliance of labor and employment attorneys, legal service organizations, and low-wage worker centers that serve low-wage immigrant workers.

National Domestic Workers Alliance

We are part of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and together, we work towards uplifting the dignity of domestic workers across the U.S. by building domestic worker power in our communities and our state Capitols. The CDWC launched the first Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, and by 2019 a total of eight states have passed domestic workers’ rights legislation. And our federal rule change brought 2 million home care workers under equal protection of law . Other states outside of California that have enacted legislation are New York, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Oregon, Illinois, Nevada, and the city of Seattle . Together we are building domestic worker power by organizing alongside workers, employers, unions, faith leaders, immigrants rights groups and entire communities to protect the dignity of all our families!