773-728-8400 ext. 13 (Kim's assistant)
Kim is the Executive Director and founder of Interfaith Worker Justice, the nation's largest network of people of faith engaging in local and national actions to improve wages, benefits and conditions for workers, especially those in the low-wage economy. She was named one of Utne Reader's "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World" in 2009.
The organization supports a network of 50 religion-labor groups, 20 workers centers and five student chapters. It creates dozens of congregational resources on economic justice, coordinates the national Labor in the Pulpits program that places labor speakers in congregations over Labor Day weekend, and mobilizes people of faith on national campaigns and public policy issues, such as the Employee Free Choice Act and wage theft.
Prior to Interfaith Worker Justice, Kim was a trainer for the Midwest Academy, and Director of Organizing for Bread for the World. She writes a column for the online magazine Religion Dispatches. She is co-author of Organizing for Social Change, the best-selling organizing manual in the country, and the author of Wage Theft in America: Why Millions of Working Americans Are Not Getting Paid - And What We Can Do About It, the first and only book to document the wage theft crisis in the nation and propose practical solutions for addressing it.
Kim is the Choir Director at Good News Community Church, a multicultural congregation in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. Kim and her husband, Stephen Coats, have twin teenage sons, Eric and Benjamin.