NMU alumna Rebecca Thompson ('09 BS) has accepted a position as the new (and first) executive director of Good Jobs Now, a grassroots organization working to build a fair economy through organizing low-income workers and communities of color in Detroit.
Thompson said God Jobs Now was launched in 2011 with support from the Service Employees International Union's "Fight for a Fair Economy Campaign," a sister campaign to "Fight for $15." She is helping to transition Good Jobs Now into a sustainable grassroots organization that works to build long-term power around economic, racial and social justice issues in the city.
"Good Jobs Now has mobilized thousands of Detroiters to participate in direct-action, door-to-door canvassing and electoral organizing. So as you can imagine, I'm eager to get to work and to hit the ground running."
Thompson previously served as the senior director of engagement at the United Way for Southeastern Michigan.