Meet the Community

Michelle Miller

I support the vision and imagination of workers who are building a 21st century labor movement.

Michelle Miller is the co-founder and former co-executive director of, an organization that supports worker-led organizing across multiple industries. With support from Coworker, employees at companies like Starbucks, Google, Uber, and REI, among many others, have won paid leave, scheduling changes, and wage increases. Coworker provided a critical organizing hub for essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, hosting more than 300 campaigns for hazard pay and PPE in the early months of the shutdown. During this time, Michelle also pioneered the labor movement’s research and response to the proliferation of software and technology tools being used to manage and surveil workers and working class people. She has received fellowships from Echoing Green, Ashoka, the JM Kaplan Fund, the Institute for the Future and Georgetown University’s Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor. In 2015, Michelle was honored to co-host the first ever White House Town Hall on Worker Voice with President Barack Obama. Before launching Coworker, she led cultural organizing programs at the Service Employees International Union. She also sits on the boards of the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research and Arts and Democracy. Michelle lives in Brooklyn, NY happily surrounded by books, plants and numerous unfinished textile projects.