National Domestic Workers Alliance - Fair Care Labs
- Region of Impact
- United States
- Total funding
- $1.5 million
- Funding began in
- Economic Opportunity
Using technology to make work better for nannies, caregivers, and housecleaners
What they do
For decades, domestic workers in the United States have been excluded from the most basic labor protections. Also, as private homes are often places of employment, incidences of non-payment and other worker abuses are alarmingly high.
Since 2007, the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) has fought for the respect, recognition, and inclusion in labor protections for domestic workers. To address issues across the sector, NDWA established Fair Care Labs, an innovative technology lab that builds tools to improve work conditions for domestic workers. Their flagship product, Alia, is a mobile platform that enables cleaners to access benefits like paid sick days and insurance protections. Fair Care Labs has also released Contracts for Nannies, which allows employers and child care workers to customize a standardized work agreement.
How we're helping
Google.org’s funding is helping Fair Care Labs extend the reach of its products by making them available in more languages and by ensuring the most vulnerable workers know the tools exist. The funding is also being used to build new technology, including an application that supports career advancement. Google volunteers will work with Fair Care Labs on the roadmap, design, and development of these products.