Rachel Deutsch

Campaign Director, California Coalition for Worker Power

Rachel Deutsch is campaign director at the California Coalition for Worker Power. Previously, at the Center for Popular Democracy, Deutsch anchored passage and implementation of Fair Workweek policies and built a national campaign hub to fight forced arbitration and advance innovative policy for collective enforcement of workplace rights. In 2020, Deutsch launched Unemployed Action, a digital organizing initiative, and led a national coalition to win extension of federal pandemic unemployment benefits for 14 million workers. Deutsch previously litigated cases involving labor and employment, elections, and environmental protection. Before law school, Deutsch organized hospital workers with the Service Employees International Union. Deutsch is a graduate of Columbia Law School and Yale College, and lives in Los Angeles.