Shirley is assistant to the President on leadership and staff development and oversees the public schools division in the New York Metro area, which includes more than 5,000 members who work as cleaners and handypersons in New York City’s public schools. Shirley’s many accomplishments at 32BJ include her leadership in the union’s successful 2011 contract campaign for 22,000 commercial office cleaners. She also negotiated the first collective bargaining agreement for subcontracted service workers at New York and New Jersey airports, working in security, cabin and terminal cleaning, baggage handling and as wheelchair attendants. Over 8,000 of these members significantly improved their wages, benefits and working conditions
Tune in as Shirley touches on her career journey, the importance of Women’s History Month, and the future of 32BJ.