Young and Unionized
Courtney Jenkins, a mail processing clerk for the United States Postal Service, was born and raised in Baltimore, a city torn apart and thrust into the national spotlight in 2015 for the tensest protests the city had seen since the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Jenkins spoke about what he saw during the riots and their aftermath, and spoke from his own experience during the AFGE Women's and Fair Practices Departments' 3rd Diversity Week gathering in Washington, D.C. earlier this month. “I'm a young black male with a high school diploma from Baltimore," says Jenkins (right). "Not too many organizations would be willing to invest in me like the APWU has. Unions have shown me that equity isn't a dream, it is a reality. It has put me in a position to fight for racial and economic justice, which my city needs most at this very moment.” Read more.
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