Nikki Fortunato Bas

Executive Director, Partnership for Working Families

Nikki Fortunato Bas is the Partnership’s Executive Director. She is excited to work with the Partnership’s coalitions across the country to harness the power of cities and transform our economy, environment and democracy. She joined the Partnership after serving as the Executive Director of one of its founding affiliates, the East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE), and as PWF's Board Chair. She brings over 20 years of experience in coalition building and campaigning around economic development, worker and immigrant rights, and environmental justice. She played leadership roles in EBASE’s ground-breaking good jobs agreement for the redevelopment of the Oakland army base, Sweatshop Watch’s landmark joint liability law for California’s garment industry, and the formation of worker centers in Los Angeles and San Francisco. In her spare time, she enjoys running, baking and spending time with her family, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Asian Pacific Environmental Network.