Starbucks Worker Committee
The Solidarity Fund Starbucks Worker Committee provides worker-focused advice specific to this Fund on everything from fund disbursement and applicant eligibility, to high-level initiatives and future programs. Its members are current and former worker activists at Starbucks. These workers represent themselves and not the company.
Current Starbucks shift supervisor, member of Starbucks Workers United, based in Los Angeles, CA.
Former Starbucks shift supervisor, based in Claremont, CA.
Former Starbucks shift supervisor, member of Starbucks Workers United, based in Buffalo, NY.
Former Starbucks shift supervisor, member of Starbucks Workers United, based in Memphis, TN.
Tech Worker Committee
The Solidarity Fund Tech Worker Committee provides worker-focused advice on
everything from fund disbursement and applicant eligibility, to high-level initiatives and future programs. Its members are current and former worker activists and organizers in the tech industry.
Reverend Ryan Brown,
Committee MemberAmazon worker organizing in the Carolinas with Carolina Amazonians United for Solidarity & Empowerment. Based in Smithfield, NC.
Software Engineer at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Former Apple employee who helped lead the #AppleToo movement. Based in Seattle, WA.
Software Engineer and Community Organizer. Based in Richmond, CA
Formerly employed at Google as a software
engineer, founding member of the Trans At Google
employee resource group steering committee.
Terminated Google organizer, Based in
San Francisco, CA.
Former Committee Members
Product Support Manager employed at Google while serving on the committee, Based in Colorado.
Years Of Service: 2021 - 2022
Engineer employed at Google while serving on the committee, Based in Europe.
Years Of Service: 2020 - 2022
Engineer employed at Google while serving on the committee.
Former Vice Chair of AWU, Based in the Bay Area.
Years Of Service: 2020 - 2021
Board Of Directors
Jess Kutch, Secretary
former Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Coworker.org, and former Executive Director of Coworker Solidarity Fund
Liz Fong-Jones, President
Principal Developer Advocate, honeycomb.io
Eshanthi Ranasinghe, Treasurer
Principal, Exploration and Future Sensing, Omidyar Network
San Francisco, CA
Antonio is the Interim Executive Director of the Coworker Solidarity Fund and Senior Director of Worker-Led Projects at Coworker.org.
Antonio is an innovator at the intersection of technology, entrepreneurship, and worker rights. Since joining Coworker, he has coached and supported workers organizing in tech companies to access networks, skills, and tools to successfully improve working conditions, and address ethical concerns in tech workplaces. She previously helped develop an app for organizing low-income immigrant labor and domestic workers. They are based in San Francisco, CA.
Tim is the Director of Worker Impact for both the Solidarity Fund by Coworker and Coworker.org.
Tim helps people leverage both organization's tools and peer networks to influence employers and win change in the workplace. Before joining Coworker.org, Tim served as a Deputy Campaign Director at Change.org where he supported site users to run and win campaigns on the platform. He also worked as a Campaigns Director at the International Labor Rights Forum.
Kara is the Fund Director of the Solidarity Fund by Coworker, and the Director of Operations for Coworker.org.
Kara has spent her career focused in operations, helping organizations develop the necessary infrastructure and systems to realize their vision and facilitate greater impact. Prior to working at the Solidarity Fund and Coworker.org, she served as an Associate Director at Arabella Advisors providing operational, programmatic, financial, and compliance support to a diverse range of projects hosted at New Venture Fund and Sixteen Thirty Fund. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
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