is leadership development coordinator at 1199 United Healthcare Workers East (UHE), where he manages education programs that develop leadership among union officials, staff, and members. Vinny helped build and expand the first three cycles of participatory budgeting In New York City while working for Community Voices Heard. A Cooperation Jackson monthly sustainer, he has been working to develop stronger solidarity ties between it and an initiative within 1199 to convert nursing homes into worker cooperatives.