Campaign Strategist

Arun Ivatury
aivatury@nelp.org
202-887-8202 ext 366
DC office

Biography
Arun Ivatury leads the campaign to pass a minimum wage increase at the federal level and supports NELP’s broader work to ensure quality jobs for all working people. Arun comes to NELP after nearly 13 years at the Service Employees International Union and its local affiliates, where he worked in a variety of roles to organize and raise wages for some of the country's most vulnerable workers. As Deputy Director and then Organizing Director of SEIU’s Property Services Division, Arun oversaw a campaign that will allow 30,000 contract security officers to form a union and boost their wages. Arun also spent time on Capitol Hill as a legislative aide for a progressive member of the House of Representatives, where he gained insight into how activists and advocates can interact with lawmakers to lay the groundwork for real social change

Education
M.A., New School for Social Research
B.A., Princeton University