National Native American Heritage Month Profiles: Laurita Curley

Laurita Curley

Throughout National Native American Heritage Month, the AFL-CIO will be profiling leaders and activists to spotlight the diverse contributions Native Americans have made to the labor movement and toward expanding the rights of working people. Today's profile features Laurita Curley, an airway transportation system specialist at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and member of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS).

Laurita Curley began her career at the FAA as an intern in 2001 and currently works as a radar/communications technician in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has been a PASS member for 20 years. A member of the FAA’s Native American Alaska Native Coalition, Curley participates in STEM career fairs that cater to students who are Native American. “PASS has allowed me to be part of a union that cares about disadvantaged groups and minorities,” Curley said.