Anne E. Walsh
Anne Walsh was appointed as a Special Representative assigned to the IAM Organizing Department in March 2006.
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Anne graduated from Riverside High School and went on to get a BA degree in Political Science and Latin American Studies at Grinnell College, in Grinnell, Iowa. She became a member of IAM Local Lodge 66 in early 2001 while assisting laid-off workers as an Employment and Training Specialist working for the AFL-CIO Labor Education and Training Center at the Milwaukee HIRE Center. During her years there she contributed articles to the Lodge newsletter, and served on the By-laws Committee, as a 2004 Grand Lodge Convention delegate, and as a delegate to the Wisconsin Legalization Coalition.
After participating in several Midwest organizing projects, she applied for and was selected to work as an Apprentice Organizer in the Grand Lodge Organizing Department in November 2004.
In addition to her work with the IAM, Anne has lived in the Dominican Republic and spent a year on the Coordinating Committee of Voces de la Frontera, an Immigrant Workers Center on Milwaukee’s South Side. She also participated in the Labor in the Pulpits program from 2002-2005 and served on the Parish Council at St. Ben’s Church during the same period.