Devan Spear, Executive Director

Devan grew up in Central Florida, where she first witnessed worker power in the face of deeply rooted systems of oppression through the work of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. After moving to Philadelphia for school, she joined the UPenn Student Labor Action Project, where she worked with dining hall workers on a successful union drive, and later fought for the administration to contribute Payments in Lieu of Taxes to the city of Philadelphia during the height of the school district’s funding crisis. Since taking on the role of Executive Director in July 2017, Devan has been a key player in establishing the Pennsylvania Domestic Workers Alliance and  worked to build a strong coalition of Philadelphians fighting for the rights of working people.

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