Association Policy Coordinator
International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 117
Dawn Gearhart is a representative, organizer, and lobbyist at Teamsters Local 117 in Seattle. She Graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Industrial and Labor She is the lead organizer for the App Based Driver’s Association which provides legal, political, and administrative support to for-hire drivers in Washington State. She also represents members of the Western Washington Taxicab Operator’s Association. Together, the two associations use innovative labor and policy approaches to provide a voice for nearly 2,000 drivers working in the emerging gig economy.