Currently AFGE's national vice president for women and fair practices, Augusta Thomas is a lifelong civil rights activist, honored labor leader and a loving mother and great-great-grandmother. Thomas joined AFGE in 1966, when she began her career as a nursing assistant at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Louisville. There, she continued her fight for equal rights, was active in the civil rights movement and became a leader in her local union. With great energy, dedication and hard work, Thomas keeps advocating for the rights of women, people of color, the LGBTQ community and working families.
- adapted from Kevin Banatte and Kenneth Quinnell's AFL-CIO Now Blog post; don't forget that you can win one of 100 Black History Month posters by texting the code “BLACK” (for Black History Month) to 235246.