Women's History Month Profiles: Dominique Brooks

Dominique Brooks

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 Dominique Brooks of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC).

For NALC Branch 654 member Dominique Brooks, being a letter carrier means looking out for your community. One cold morning, she saw a boy in a parking lot on her route, wearing nothing but his pajamas and socks. When she didn’t see an adult with him, she jumped into action. Brooks put her coat around the boy to keep him warm and called the police. After the police arrived, the boy led them to his home where his parents were sleeping and unaware of his escape. All were grateful for Brooks' quick-thinking and compassion.