Black History Month is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the achievements of Black Americans which are often underrepresented or left out entirely from mainstream accounts.
While we strive to celebrate Black history year-round, in recognition of Black History Month, we want to take the opportunity to feature some incredible Black labor leaders at ESC Local 20. Read on to meet some of ESC Local 20 Black member leaders, past and present, who broke barriers and fought --- and continue to fight--- for economic mobility, stability, and equity on the job.
Are you ready to take an active role in learning about Black History and racial justice in the Labor Movement? Do you wonder what we can do to help the labor movement become a more inclusive and better advocate for economic justice?
The AFL-CIO Labor Commission on Racial and Economic Justice has a wealth of information and resources, including a toolkit, to help people better understand racial bias and prejudice on a personal level and to understand how organizational practices, institutions, and policies reinforce racial discrimination and restrict opportunities.