For over 10 years FAJ has operated a caregiver empowerment project to support the increasing number of Filipinos who find work in this exploitative industry. In the early years this included helping workers escape from employers who held them captive and campaigning for the first California Domestic Worker Bill of Rights in 2006-07. FAJ later joined the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and helped found the CA Domestic Worker Coalition (CDWC) which continued the fight for and won the CA Domestic Worker Bill of Rights in 2013 which was made permanent in 2016.
FAJ remains on the steering committee and continues to organize caregivers through Know Your Rights education, a wellness support group called Kapwa Ko, and wage theft support. Over the last 7 years while in collaboration with Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus, Employment Law Center, and Women’s Employment Rights Center (WERC), FAJ helped caregivers recover over 1 million dollars in lost wages..