Tyree will help create a network of organizations and individuals in the southeast U.S. who can respond quickly and effectively to stop for-profit prisons, jails, or detention centers from moving into their communities.
Tyree has had a long and distinguished career in grassroots and labor organizing in the South. She has been an international representative for the Workers United Labor Union; campaign director and organizer with Grassroots Leadership in Charlotte, North Carolina; campaign director for the Southern Faith Labor and Community Alliance in Memphis, Tennessee; and for 15 years was a project labor organizer with the Communications Workers of America. She has extensive experience planning organizing and campaign strategy; training and developing the leadership capacity of individuals and groups; and working closely with a range of constituencies, including religious congregations, labor, immigrant communities, and policymakers at the local and statewide level. Tyree is a member of the Federation of Union Representatives and a prior board member of the Mid-South Interfaith Network for Economic Justice.