Our People

Workers are coming together to build power across Alphabet.

Our Members

Our union is over a thousand members strong and growing.
First Last
She/Her
Google
Leigh Angel
Leigh Angel
She/Her
Blinkk
Michelle Curtis
Michelle Curtis
She/Her
Appen/RaterLabs
Lu Liu
Lu Liu
He/Him
Google
TJ Merripen
TJ Merripen
He/It
GXO

Our Staff

Our team of full-time staff organizers helps us build power.
First Last (She/Her)
Organizer
She/Her

Carmen was a rank-and-file union member and shop steward turned Organizer. She has a decade's worth of External, Internal, Political, and Community Organizing experience. Over the past 10 years, she has led several workers to victory and has yet to lose a campaign she has led or worked on. When Carmen is not organizing, she likes to spend time with her partner and children roller skating, playing video games, and drinking boba milk tea!

First Last (She/Her)
Organizer
She/Her

Carmen was a rank-and-file union member and shop steward turned Organizer. She has a decade's worth of External, Internal, Political, and Community Organizing experience. Over the past 10 years, she has led several workers to victory and has yet to lose a campaign she has led or worked on. When Carmen is not organizing, she likes to spend time with her partner and children roller skating, playing video games, and drinking boba milk tea!

First Last (She/Her)
Organizer
She/Her

Carmen was a rank-and-file union member and shop steward turned Organizer. She has a decade's worth of External, Internal, Political, and Community Organizing experience. Over the past 10 years, she has led several workers to victory and has yet to lose a campaign she has led or worked on. When Carmen is not organizing, she likes to spend time with her partner and children roller skating, playing video games, and drinking boba milk tea!

Carmen Estefani
Organizer
She/They

Carmen was a rank-and-file union member and shop steward turned Organizer. She has a decade's worth of External, Internal, Political, and Community Organizing experience. Over the past 10 years, she has led several workers to victory and has yet to lose a campaign she has led or worked on. When Carmen is not organizing, she likes to spend time with her partner and children roller skating, playing video games, and drinking boba milk tea!

Hailey Huget
Organizer
She/They

Hailey has been organizing for over 6 years and is experienced with both collective bargaining and pre-majority campaigns. Hailey got their start as an organizer when they were pursuing a PhD in Philosophy at Georgetown University, where they helped to found Georgetown’s graduate worker union. These days they live in Winston-Salem, NC, with their partner and dog. When she’s not working she spends time gardening, reading science fiction novels, and hiking.

Sarah Koshar
Organizer
She/Her

Sarah is an organizer based in Brooklyn, NY. Previously she has organized within a variety of professions ranging from residential building workers to musicians to fast food workers. Outside of work she loves to spend time with her family, cook extravagant meals for community and care for her plants.

Ana Langone
Operations Director
She/Her

Ana began working with the AWU Leadership and Staff Team in August 2022. She brings 12 years of union operations leadership and over 20 years of non-profit management experience to our Union in support of working people. Ana was inspired to work in social justice and labor by her Puerto Rican grandmother, who was a garment worker and leader in her own union, the ILGWU in New York City in the 1940s, and by her mother who broke glass ceilings as the only civilian woman GS-12 Contract Specialist for the US Navy in the 1970s.

Shannon Wait
Organizer
She/Her

Shannon Wait joined AWU-CWA on launch day in 2021 as a Data Center Technician at a Google Data Center, becoming the first worker that members organized around after being suspended for organizing. Shannon joined the AWU staff in 2021 and now organizes workers at Data Centers, search and ads algorithm rating companies, and is focused on political organizing. Additionally, she worked on issue-based campaigns surrounding pay increases, creating communication between employers and employees, and ensuring chosen names are placed on badges for members of the LGBTQ+ community at Data Centers.

Lauren Shiel
Administrative Coordinator
she/her

Lauren is an administrative coordinator based in Atlanta, GA. Previous to joining the AWU staff, she had experience working with the Union of Southern Service Workers (USSW), the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives (USFWC), and other movement groups organizing around workplace democracy. Outside of work and organizing, she enjoys spending time in nature with her partner and dogs, reading, traveling, and caring for her houseplants and garden.

Jeremy Hedlund
Organizer
He/Him

Jeremy got his start organizing as a college student in 2010, and has been hooked ever since. He has worked on campaigns that included union elections, lobbying, civil disobedience, and (notably) a strike with donkeys on the picket line, among other tactics. In his free time, he enjoys trying to convince his two cats to unionize and eating extremely spicy food.

Alexis Villabos
Organizer
He/Him

Before organizing, Alexis was a paralegal at various workers’ rights firms and worked on cases of discrimination, wrongful termination, contractor misclassification, and more. Since then, Alexis has organized SF janitors at SEIU Local 87, led grassroots electoral campaigns, and co-founded a community organization focused on building people power in his Bay Area home town. When he isn’t organizing, he’s singing karaoke and begging friends to try his cooking.

Don Brown
IT Coordinator
he/him

Don is an experienced IT professional who has been working in the union industry for the last 22 years. Starting off as a part-time staff for SEIU he then became the Director of IT. After 18 years of directing IT with SEIU 521 he worked with SEIU 1021 as an IT Analyst. Now he has the privilege of being the IT Coordinator for Alphabet Workers Union, building a robust communication platform with today’s state of the art technology. In his spare time Don enjoys spending time with his family and friends including staying home and bbq’ing, going out to dinner, hiking, traveling and exploring the Boise area.

Matt Loveday
Organizing Director
he/him

Matt is an experienced union organizer, having spent nearly twenty years leading and winning campaigns to build power for working people. He previously led the organizing department of the Pacific Northwest’s largest private sector union. When not organizing workers, he tries to organize his home in Seattle, where he is joined by his wife, daughter, and an unruly German shepherd.

Executive Board

Our executive board is elected by the membership.
First Last
She/Her
Google
Olivia Asemota
Vice President
She/They
Google
Tahmid Rahman
Treasurer
He/Him
Google
Parul Koul
President
She/Her
Google
Alan McAvinney
Organizing Chair
She/He/They
Google
Stephen McMurtry
Communications Chair
He/Him
Google
Toni Allen
Secretary
She/Her
Telus