Founder of Coworker.org
2014 Global Fellow
Coworker.org is a global platform for employees to run workplace campaigns, share information, and learn organizing strategies from one another. We match easy-to-use online tools with leadership development, research, media outreach and legal support that enable groups of employees to advocate for themselves. By supporting the development of worker-led advocacy networks we are nurturing new models for workplace representation and employee engagement that will vastly improve the economic futures of millions of workers.
Michelle Miller is the co-founder of Coworker.org, a digital platform for worker voice. Since its founding in 2013, Coworker.org has catalyzed the growth of global, independent employee networks advancing wins like paid parental leave benefits at Netflix, scheduling reform at Starbucks and changes to the code of conduct at Google, among many others. Michelle’s early work developing Coworker.org was supported by a 2012 Practitioner Fellowship at Georgetown University’s Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor. She is also a 2014 Echoing Green Global Fellow, a 2015 JM Kaplan Innovation Fellow and a 2017 Future for Good fellow with Institute for the Future. In 2015, Michelle was proud to join President Barack Obama as co-moderator of the first ever digital Town Hall on Worker Voice, bringing the voices and concerns of workers directly to the White House. She sits on the boards of Appalshop, Arts and Democracy Project and the Brooklyn Institute For Social Research, and lives in Brooklyn, NY.