Ruby Newbold

Ruby Newbold

AFT Vice President

Ruby Newbold is president of the Detroit Association of Educational Office Employees, which represents more than 650 members. She is also a vice president of AFT Michigan and serves as state co-chair of the PSRP committee and as chair of the organizing committee. Newbold is also president of the Detroit Coalition of Bargaining Unions and a member of the Metropolitan Detroit AFL-CIO executive board.

Newbold volunteers with several community organizations, including the Detroit Compact. She organized a mentoring program in her local for teenage mothers. Under her leadership, the local also opened a training center for its members in 1998.

Newbold is a lifetime member of the NAACP and a precinct delegate; a volunteer with United Way Community Services; a member of Gamma Phi Delta sorority; and a member of the AFT PSRP program and policy council.