Kati Sipp is the state director of Pennsylvania Working Families. She is also the editor of the blog Hack the Union, which focuses on the intersections of work, organizing and technology. Prior to her work there, she spent nine years working for SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania, serving as the statewide Political Director and spending five years as an Executive Vice President of the local. Kati began working with SEIU in California in 1997, where she was an internal organizer, working with classified school employees. She left California in 1999 to move back to the East Coast, and began work for the Philadelphia Unemployment Project, where she organized mothers who were affected by changes in the state’s welfare policy. After leaving PUP, she spent time as the director of the Jobs with Justice affiliate in Philadelphia, before going back to SEIU.
Kati is the proud mother of Alina and Isaac. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University.
Reputation, Reputation, Reputation
As more and more of us find work or income on line through on-demand platforms like AirBnB, Uber, and Task Rabbit, our online reputations are becoming critical to our livelihoods. What does it mean for individual workers, to have their reputations “owned” by corporations who can cancel an account at the blink of an eye? What responsibility do cooperative platforms have to make their worker-owners’ individual reputations portable and inclusive of all the economic activity that they generate? What kind of organizing will it take for workers be able to regain control over their own reputations?