The AFL-CIO is mourning the death of Byron Charlton (TNG-CWA). Most recently, Byron worked as a legislative representative at the AFL-CIO, “but his commitment to and history with the labor movement was deep,” reported the AFL-CIO Now blog. “Byron was a trade unionist to his core. From his days as a steelworker in Radford, Virginia, to his central role in organizing the Newport News Shipyard to his advocacy for the labor movement’s agenda on Capitol Hill, particularly around federal employee issues, Byron’s service to our movement spanned half a century.” He also served a stint as assistant to the executive director of the African American Labor Center. “His joyful presence will be deeply missed.” Read more here. An online service for Byron will be held this Saturday, January 9 at 1:30pm.
A service for Scott Reynolds will be held this Saturday, January 9 at 4:00pm (click here to RSVP). Read more about Scott here.