B.S. in Labor Studies
Eastern Michigan University, 1993
Campus: IU South Bend
Phone: (574) 520-4849
Rae Sovereign came to the DLS in 2000. She held office in the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Local 514, where she was a painter for 11 years and participated in Michigan's Union Women's schools. In 1982, she co-founded a theater company called Workers' Lives/Workers' Stories that brought workers' stories to audiences in the United States and Canada for 12 years. She coordinated the Union Minority Women's Leadership Training Project at Eastern Michigan University and became the Midwest Regional Education Coordinator for the Service Employees International Union and later served as a union representative and organizer for SEIU Local 1, a 65,000-member local in the private and public sectors in Illinois and Indiana.