Neidi Dominguez

Neidi Dominguez

Job Quality Fellow, Class of 2022-23, Economic Opportunities Program

Executive Director, Unemployed Workers United

Neidi Dominguez is the executive director of Unemployed Workers United, a movement project to organize with workers who are unemployed, underemployed, or facing precarious employment. She is also the owner and CEO of Nepantla Strategies LLC, a distributive digital organizing and strategic organizing firm that aims to train the future generations of organizers and add capacity to local organizing campaigns in the Southeast and Southwest regions of the United States. Neidi is a national immigrant and workers’ rights organizer. Most recently she was the national states deputy director of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign. Neidi migrated from Mexico at the age of 9 with her mother and younger sister to Pasadena, California, and began her involvement in organizing and social justice organizing from a very young age with the Institute of Popular Education of Southern California. She is currently serving as a member of Mijente’s Leadership Circle and is a proud co-founding member. Previously she served as the special assistant to the general president and coordinator of the National Strategic Campaigns Department for the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades. She also served as the deputy director of the Community Engagement Department and coordinator of the National Worker Center Partnerships at the AFL-CIO. In Los Angeles, Neidi is co-director of the CLEAN Carwash Campaign, which successfully unionized hundreds of workers in the country. Formerly undocumented herself, Neidi was a central leader in the campaign to win Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Neidi is a member of the Job Quality Fellowship Class of 2022-23. To learn more about the Job Quality Fellows, visit

The Job Quality Fellowship is part of the Economic Opportunity Fellows Network, a network of leadership and fellowship programs run by the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program. Within this Network, EOP connects national and local leaders from across sectors — nonprofit, government, business, philanthropy, academia, and more — to advance policies and practices with the potential to help low- and moderate-income Americans thrive in today’s economy. Learn more at

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