This year, for Black History Month, we're taking a look at a group of leaders who are currently active making Black 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 Sybill Hyppolite of the Office and Professional Employees (OPEIU).
Sybill Hyppolite is a thoughtful and compassionate public health expert and advocate, dedicated to empowering and defending Black, Brown and Indigenous workers, and workers with disabilities. She was among the first labor leaders to sound the alarm on COVID-19 as it would impact workers, and her guidance and know-how have led Washington’s labor movement’s pandemic response, directly benefiting the lives of thousands of essential, at-risk working people and demonstrating the power of unions in crisis.