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Nora Gimpel, Organizer
Nora was hired at the beginning of August to lead organizing efforts on campus with the PIO. She got her start in labor organizing as a Political Organizer for our parents union the American Federation of Teachers in 2014, working with PIO & TAU members to elect labor friendly candidates endorsed by AFT Michigan. She then worked as an organizer for the Graduate Employees Union AFT local 6196 at Michigan State University before coming back to WMU. For the past two years, she has worked as the Lead Staff Organizer for the Teaching Assistants Union AFT local 1729 at Western.
Nora is now working as the AFT Kalamazoo Regional Lead Internal & Political Organizer for the Professional Instructors Organization, the Teaching Assistants Union and the Kalamazoo Valley Federation of Teachers, all three of the AFT Michigan Higher Ed locals in the Kalamazoo region.
You can reach Nora at firstname.lastname@example.org