Ellen Vera

Ellen Vera has organized people from diverse backgrounds to improve their workplaces for more than a decade, and became a cofounder of Co-op Cincy and of 1worker1vote in 2011 to develop a more sustainable model of organizing, economic democracy, and wealth building with marginalized communities. Vera’s experience as part of a family with mixed immigration status deepens her perspective and her passion for organizing with immigrant worker-owners and worker-owners of color. Prior to her work with Co-op Cincy, she helped people organize and strengthen their labor unions, as the national organizing coordinator for the manufacturing arm of the Communication Workers of America, and for United Food and Commercial Workers Local 75.