Laurie Couch has been the Communications Director for the Ohio Organizing Collaborative since 2015. Originally from Chicago, Laurie’s background is in union organizing and communications. Following an internship with the AFL-CIO, Laurie spent 6 years working for SEIU Local 1, supporting janitors, security officers, and food service workers across the Midwest and Texas as they organized for better wages and respect at work. After moving to Cincinnati, Laurie spent two years with UFCW Local 75, providing strategic communications on organizing campaigns and immigration reform initiatives. Laurie is passionate about gender justice and workers’ rights.