CWAers Honored for Black History Month

February is Black History Month. The AFL-CIO featured several profiles of Black CWA leaders, including Kwami Barnes (CWA Local 4603), Michael Rice (AFA-CWA Local 27085), Shawanda Rankin (CWA Local 6016), Keith Robinson (CWA Local 6300), and Dante Harris (AFA-CWA Local 29012), as part of its yearly Black History Month celebration honoring leaders who are actively making Black history across the labor movement and beyond.

In addition, AFA-CWA supported the Georgia Congressional delegation in introducing a resolution to designate February 16th as International Black Aviation Professionals Day.

"Cheers to establishing International Black Aviation Professional Day and recognizing the contributions of Black Americans to aviation," said Sara Nelson, AFA-CWA International President. "Decades after trailblazers like Ruth Carol Taylor and Willa Brown made history in aviation, Black workers still face barriers to entry and discrimination on the job. Today is about breaking barriers and lifting the strength of an inclusive workplace. As we celebrate the past and present of Black aviation, we also recommit ourselves to the work of addressing bias and obliterating discrimination so our industry and our unions can live up to our nation’s highest ideals.”