Joe Fahey has worked as an organizing consultant with the Institute
for Wisconsin's future since the summer of 2006. In that role, Joe
has helped build community support for statewide tax reform by traveling
the state and making public presentations to a wide variety of citizen
Joe moved with his daughter to Cudahy, Wisconsin from California
in 2004. Prior to working with Institute for Wisconsin's Future,
Joe spent the previous 27 years as a union leader and activist.
He educated and organized Teamster members in Spanish and English
in Watsonville, California where he was elected president of his
local for five terms. Joe also worked nationally as the Food Processing
Representative for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and
for three years with Teamsters Local 200 in Milwaukee. Joe was the
national co-chair for a Teamsters reform group.
Joe received his undergraduate degree in psychology in 1979 from
the University of California-Santa Cruz.