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 Vonda Wilkins of the Communications Workers of America (CWA).
Vonda Wilkins is a proud union member and area vice president from CWA Local 7019 in Phoenix. Wilkins worked with other CWA members to successfully demand that her employer, Lumen Technologies, designate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a paid holiday for all employees. A member of the CWA national committee on Civil Rights & Equity, she has also facilitated training on how to build an anti-racist union. Wilkins' involvement in her union and other community groups is a testament to her unwavering dedication to social justice.