Celebrating Black History: IAM Spotlights Kiona Davis

The IAM Human Rights Department has taken on its own identity within the IAM, with the sole purpose of advancing equality and justice. 

This February, the IAM Human Rights Department is featuring accomplished IAM members of the Black community in celebration of Black History Month. 

IAM members being honored for Black History Month are among the many trailblazers in our union.

Kiona Davis
Nominated by: IAM Rail Division

Kiona Davis is a 15-year member who currently serves as Local 498’s newly elected Local Chairperson at Canadian National’s (CN) largest locomotive repair facility across the United States in Homewood, Ill. 

Davis began her railroad career at Amtrak’s Locomotive Service Center in Chicago and immediately joined Local 2600 as the Representative for Amtrak’s “Safe To Safer” program. After her tenure at Amtrak, Davis joined CN two years ago, continuing her involvement with her new local helping members however she could. 

Davis takes pride in being a mentor to new members and engages with them as soon as they enter the shop. Davis ensures our members feel welcomed and provides them with the proper education regarding our union. The Rail Division commends Davis for always taking the initiative, being such a great mentor to fellow members and a prime example of what solidarity really means.

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