This year, for Black History Month, we're taking a look at a group of leaders who are currently active making Black 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 Yokasty Thomas of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT).
Yokasty Thomas has been treasurer of the Hartford Federation of Paraeducators, AFT Local 2221, for the past nine years. She's active in her local, particularly in the recruitment of new members. She has been a paraeducator for 18 years, and last August she decided to continue her education and pursue a career as a teacher.