Byron Hobbs has been a union and community organizer/leader with over 15 years of expertise in the areas of organizing low wage workers and residents in underserved communities, staff and leadership development ,collective bargaining, workplace advocacy and social and economic justice issues.
Byron got his start in organizing with ACORN in Washington, DC where he successfully led campaigns to demolish vacant and poorly maintained properties in low income communities in the district as well as a campaign to address insurance redlining in low income neighborhoods of color.
After working with ACORN, he went on to become a union organizer with SEIU for 15 years. During his time with SEIU Byron served as union organizer, director and eventually president of a local SEIU hospital union. At SEIU, he implemented and led campaign strategies resulting in organizing victories covering over 1000 new members into the organization. He led successful organizing campaigns at several Chicago hospitals as well as a campaigned to organize the first ever group physicians (Oak Forest Hospital) to unionize in the history of Illinois.