Black History Month Profiles: Yvonne Kinston

Yvonne Kinston

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 Yvonne Kinston of the Communications Workers of America (CWA).

Yvonne Kinston is the executive vice president of CWA Local 3680 and for the past 18 years has been a sales and service agent at AT&T Mobility. Since November 2019, she also has been serving as the District 9 representative to the Fayetteville City Council. She serves as an executive board member of the North Carolina State AFL–CIO and plays a critical role in the Racial Justice and Political Planning committees. In recognition for her activism and passion for community service, Gov. Roy Cooper appointed her as a commissioner to the state's Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service in 2017. She was awarded the CWA District 3 Karen J. Murphy Woman of the Year Award.