Tim Thomas is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana. He relocated to Illinois in 2003 to work for the Service Employees International Union and eventually settled in Oak Park in 2011. Tim is a graduate of Vincennes University.
Tim Thomas has been an activist for social justice, civic engagement and progressive politics for over 20 years. He has been an advocate for fair tax policy, immigration reform, workers’ rights, restorative justice, aging in place and mental health reform.
Tim is a longtime union leader and activist, serving in several elected and appointed positions with local chapters of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the United Auto Workers (UAW), two unions well known and respected for their commitment to advancing progressive goals and economic justice in America. Tim is currently employed at Ford Motor Company as a Global Ford Production Systems Coordinator, coaching continuous improvement standards.
Tim is also a member of Chicago’s Westside NAACP, an executive board member and policy chair of Americans for Democratic Action (America’s oldest liberal policy organization), a former Chair of West Cook Democracy for America, and a member of A. Philip Randolph Institute, West Cook Democratic Socialists of America, and Coalition of Black Trade Unionists.