Experienced in helping unions develop in so-called “right-to-work” states, Shannon Sullivan will be working with AFT New Jersey. National representatives support new and internal organizing, political efforts, training, and building strategic campaigns. She will work with project staffers (who are assigned to organizing campaigns), local and state leaders and state and local staff representatives.
“This is a critical time for AFT locals in New Jersey and we are committed to engaging members in the upcoming mid-term elections, promoting an emphasis on organizing, and helping locals implement new data tools,” said AFTNJ President Donna M. Chiera. “We are proud to be part of a strong national union and welcome Shannon to New Jersey.”
Sullivan has done extensive organizing within AFT’s education, healthcare, and public sector divisions. As third generation unionist, she said she values the ingenuity and grit required to organize in southern and non-collective bargaining states. “I am nothing if not determined, even stubborn. I look forward to meeting AFT members in New Jersey and building our collective union power.”