Women's History Month Profiles: Carlene Simmons

Carlene Simmons

This year, for Women's History Month, we're taking a look at a group of leaders who are currently active making women's 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 Carlene Simmons of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC).

Army veteran Carlene Simmons, a NALC Branch 1259 member, is affectionately known as “mail lady” by one girl on her route who is a fan of everything about letter carriers—from the truck to the outfit to the mail itself. Simmons took it upon herself to make the girl her own uniform when she heard the customer was planning to be a letter carrier for Halloween. It was just one of many special memories Simmons has formed with the customers she sees every day on her route, and she hopes she is passing the love for her craft to a whole new generation.