Michelle Miller is the co-founder of Coworker.org, a digital platform that supports employee-led efforts to make the workplace more humane, just and fair. 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 raising wages for Southern restaurant workers, among many other victories. 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 a 2014 Echoing Green Global Fellow, a 2015 JM Kaplan Innovation Fellow and a Fellow with the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce in London. 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.
Before co-founding Coworker.org, Michelle spent a decade at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) where she pioneered creative projects that advanced union campaigns. She is also a nationally recognized media artist and cultural organizer with the Arts and Democracy Project. Most recently, she directed the participatory media creation process for Hollow, a 2014 Peabody award-winning interactive documentary about her home state of West Virginia. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.