Bob Francis

Bob Francis
Vice President of Organizing
(612) 624-2240

I started working at the University in 2008 as a student employee at the Bio-Medical Library. In 2011 I graduated and joined AmeriCorps where I served on the AmeriCorps InterCorps Council of Minnesota. Following that, I returned to the University as a part of Minitex, where I’ve been working ever since.

Joining our Union was an easy decision for me. Both of my parents are lifelong union members; my father with the United Auto Workers, and my mother with AFSCME. Feeling it was a natural fit, I started to get more involved a few years ago by volunteering, participating in trainings and attending monthly meetings. Last year I accepted the Vice President of Organizing position where I have been working to revitalize our Local.

In my spare time, I can usually be found biking around the city, attending art openings and beer tastings, or out for a hike with my fiancée Jane and our dog Beau.