Prominent labor leader and long-time women’s and civil rights advocate Gloria T. Johnson died Wednesday, February 13, 2013.
Johnson was a founding member of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) and served as its President from 1993 to 2004. Before becoming President, Johnson served as CLUW’s Treasurer for 17 years. In 1993, she was elected an AFL-CIO Vice President. She was the second African-American woman to hold this position.
“Gloria Johnson worked tirelessly to advance equal rights for women and minorities in society and in the workplace,” said Diane Babineaux, IAM Chief of Staff to the International President. “She traveled the world speaking to trade union men and women about the importance of organizing, health care and human rights. Our deepest sympathies go out to her family, as well as our fellow CLUW members.”