Speaker Profile

Camille Rivera

Camille Rivera
National Political & Legislative Director
Retail, Wholesale Department Store Union /UFCW

Camille Rivera is the national political director at the Retail Wholesale Department Store Union, RWDSU where she’s responsible for overseeing the union’s political, legislative and electoral work on behalf of its members and leadership. The addition of the labor operative bolstered the firepower of a union that has been gaining more prominence, including on the national level. Rivera brings plenty of experience in both government and politics. Before coming on at RWDSU, Rivera spent the 2016 presidential campaign as national deputy political director for the Service Employees International Union, which had her working to get out the vote in swing states like, Nevada, Colorado and Florida and running its massive 4 million dollar Latino GOTV effort. She also dealt directly with one of the most pressing policy issues in the city while serving as a top staffer for Mayor DeBlasio in the New York City Department of Homeless Services. Camille was also the Director for United NY helping to build up the city's low wage worker rights campaign and was one of the coordinators of the first fast-food worker strikes in NYC as well as the fight for 15. Camille's work on low wage workers is documented in the Book New Labor in New York. http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/?GCOI=80140100617790