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 Wendy Webb of the Laborers (LIUNA).
Wendy Webb is an Army veteran who became a member of LIUNA in 1988. She became her local’s first woman business agent and apprenticeship coordinator. For nearly 25 years, she has mentored and trained laborer apprentices in New York City, including many Black women and men who had little or no prior experience in construction or unions. In the past year Webb became the director of LIUNA Local 79’s Apprenticeship Program and the first woman on the executive board, holding the position of recording secretary.