“Some might consider domestic employees the original gig workers. There are a lot of similarities, like intermittent income and no real safety net. It's a problem that affects millions of workers like nannies, caregivers and house cleaners, and the National Domestic Workers Alliance is working on solutions. The group's innovation arm, NDWA Labs, is bringing financial tech to domestic workers.” Read more.
“Alia is starting as a solution for house cleaners, in part because they’re one of the hardest groups to help. They’re isolated and almost invisible, working in private homes. Most work varying hours for many different clients. They make low wages, often paid in cash under the table. They’re excluded from federal laws that would protect them from discrimination, give them the right to organize, and provide family and medical leave protections.” Read more.