Organizing Strategy and Practice

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Lauren Jacobs

Lauren Jacobs is the Executive Director of PowerSwitch Action (formerly the Partnership for Working Families) and the PWF Action Fund.

She has been an organizer for 20 years. She began organizing factories with UNITE in the south and later joined SEIU. During her 17 years at SEIU, she served in a number of roles, from organizer to Vice President. In Chicago, Boston, and Northern California she worked with thousands of janitors and security officers to join the union and win breakthroughs in wages, healthcare, and other benefits through collective bargaining. Prior to joining PowerSwitch Action, Lauren worked with the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC) as the organization’s National Organizing Director. 

Lauren is a proud native New Yorker, a daughter of Harlem, a fair-weather crocheter, and a pokey runner.