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David Rolf

SEIU 775
President Emeritus
David Rolf is a labor leader, organizer, writer, and speaker working to build the next American labor movement. He is the founder and President Emeritus of SEIU 775 and a former Vice President of SEIU International. He led campaigns that helped organize hundreds of thousands of minimum-wage home care workers and helped lead the nation’s first two successful campaigns for $15 minimum wages in SeaTac and Seattle. He is currently working with entrepreneur and venture capitalist Nick Hanauer on a new project to rebuild the middle class in the United States.
David writes and speaks frequently about the need for risk taking and innovation in the American labor movement and is the author of “The Fight for Fifteen: The Right Wage for a Working America” (New Press, 2016) and the e-book “A Roadmap to Building Worker Power” (The Century Foundation, 2018). He has been published in Democracy Journal, The American Prospect, the Aspen Journal of Ideas, the Boston Review, and The Nation, among other publications.