Karen Nussbaum (born April 25, 1950), is the executive director of Working America, a community affiliate of the AFL-CIO. She co-founded the organization in 2003 and has overseen the group's climb to over 2.5 million members nationwide.
Nussbaum served as the director of the United States Department of Labor, Women's Bureau, from 1993 to 1996. Prior to that, she founded and served as president of District 925 of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) for almost 20 years.
"Every individual is capable of extraordinary things, but no one can accomplish anything by themselves. Working women should count, but the only way we'll make that true is if we work together."