Karen Nussbaum has been an organizer for more than 50 years.  She was the founding director of 9to5, the national organization of working women; District 925, SEIU; and Working America, the community organizing arm of the AFL-CIO.  Nussbaum served as the director of the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau, the highest seat in the federal government devoted to women.  She is the co-author of two books and writes about women, labor, politics and culture.  Nussbaum is on the board of Working America.