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 Jarel Sanders of AFSCME.
Jarel Sanders is the vice president of Pride at Work, where he works on creating space for Black, queer workers within our unions. Sanders was recently featured in a Labor Heritage Power Hour podcast discussing Bayard Rustin as not only being a significant part of the civil rights movement, but the importance of Rustin being a Black, gay man in the civil rights movement.