Adrianne Sullivan is not only a member of the NWiR Northern New Jersey Council board, but she’s also a proud member of the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers, and Allied Workers Local #10, and she shared her work with the NWiR Northern NJ Council on February 15, 2023.
The educational meeting shared the history of the formation of organized labor in New Jersey including the proximity of the local #10 Union headquarters where the meeting was held, to the infamous Botto house. Also known as the American Labor Museum, the Botto house is located in Haledon, NJ. The home, which is on the historic register, was used as a rallying point for striking workers during the Paterson Silk Strike of 1913 and holds historical significance to the union movement in NJ.
Supported by male allies, her family, and council members, Adrianne shared her journey including what roofing means to her life as well as her journey to become the first woman with Foreman Level 1 certification in both her local’s history and in Northern NJ. The balance of the meeting centered on strategy discussions and idea sharing for recruitment and communication targeting roofing as a career for women.