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 Capt. Mario James of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA).
Alaska Airlines pilot Capt. Mario James has been a member of ALPA for 22 years. He is part of a team of trailblazers who are the first ALPA pilot group to form a Diversity, Equity, Belonging and Inclusion Committee. James has served on various other committees, including serving on the merger committee during one of the most successful mergers in ALPA history, between Alaska Airlines and Virgin Atlantic. He says, “I am passionate about leaving something better than I found it, and I am fortunate enough to serve my purpose through my work at ALPA.”