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Labor Codes: The Power of Employee-Led Online Organizing

NYC: June 04, 2015

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Jess Kutch is a workers' rights organizer and digital strategist. She is the co-founder of Coworker.org, a digital platform for people to win change in the workplace. Jess leads Coworker.org in catalyzing the growth and impact of independent, employee-led networks inside some of the worlds largest companies.

Previously, Jess served as Organizing Director at Change.org, where she led a team of campaigners in providing strategic support to campaigns on the platform. Her work raised Change.org's profile around the world, and helped inspire thousands of people to launch and lead their own petitions. Prior to joining Change.org, Jess managed online campaigns for the Service Employees International Union, where she pioneered digital strategies for the labor movement. Her campaigns have been profiled by media outlets around the world, including ABC World News, the BBC, and the New York Times. Jess has presented at numerous conferences, most recently as a featured speaker at the Progress 2013 conference in Melbourne, Australia. She is a former Senior Fellow for the New Organizing Institute and a 2014 Echoing Green Global Fellow.

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