Women's History Month Profiles: Jacquie Sweeney

This year, for Women's History Month, we're taking a look at a group of leaders who are currently active making women's history across the labor movement. Check back daily for a new profile and meet some of the people working to improve not only their community, but also to improve conditions for working people across the country. Today's profile is Jacquie Sweeney.

Sweeney, a member of UMWA Local 717, is the embodiment of a woman taking charge in the workplace. When her employer of nine years, Remington Arms, went through bankruptcy, she rallied members of the local to come together and fight for what they deserve. For the past year and a half, Sweeney has served as recording secretary for Local 717.