Aly Waddy began her career working as a PT deli clerk for Dan's Supreme Key Food in Queens, NY in 1998. She rose through the ranks from PT to FT and finally to Deli Manager. She currently holds the position of Director of Organizing, overseeing all Organizing campaigns throughout Local 1500's jurisdiction.
In June of 1999 Aly began working for UFCW Local 1500 as a field Organizer. She worked on numerous campaigns concentrating on retail organizing and working to level the playing field and protect Union jobs. After almost 10 years as a field Organizer Aly was promoted to the Assistant Director of Organizing and then In October 2013 she was promoted to Director of Organizing. Her main focus was on growing our Union, protecting its market share and advocating for workers.
Throughout her career she has worked on many campaigns but the one most noteworthy was for the workers of Target in Valley Stream, NY. This first of its kind election was held in June of 2011. The Target campaign was featured on the front page of multiple national publications like the New York times, The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal just to name a few. Almost 3 years later, in March of 2014, a book was written about the Labor movement titled "New labor in NY: Precarious Workers and the Future of the Labor Movement", where the Target campaign is featured as a portrayal of the recent efforts to expand the movement from the local to the national scale. Ms. Waddy has also been invited to lecture students at Hofstra University to discuss the challenges that workers face in today’s retail environment, especially while working for a large anti-union employer like Target.
Aly was born in El Salvador and immigrated with her family to Queens, N.Y. where she grew up. She later moved to Suffolk County where she now lives with her husband Joe, daughter Kiana and son Jaden. She loves to run and stay active, she participates in events like the Run for the Warriors and the 5 Boro Bike Tour. She enjoys cooking and baking for family and friends.
Contact: 800-522-0456 ext. 1322