Women's History Month Profiles: Grace Adams-Cunningham

Grace Adams-Cunningham

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 Grace Adams-Cunningham of the Office and Professional Employees (OPEIU).

Grace Adams-Cunningham serves as the chief shop steward at EmblemHealth, where she works as an account service representative. She also serves on the executive board of OPEIU Local 153, where she’s been a member for more than 20 years. On the connection between women’s history and labor history, she said: “If not for unions, there would not be a lot of women being paid what they are due.”