Black Women Labor Leaders

And Still I Rise: Black Women Labor Leaders’ Voices/ Power/ Promise, published by the Institute for Policy Studies, examines the effectiveness of Black womens’ contributions to the US labor movement and profiles 27 rising Black women leaders. Robin Williams, one of the profiled leaders, discusses the revitalization of the labor movement under the influence of the Fight for $15 and Black Lives Matter. She recounts trials and triumphs from her and others’ organizing work.

Robin Williams is a highly successful labour organizer who is now Civil Rights Director for the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.


Interview and original program for KPFA Women’s Magazine produced by Kate Raphael; adapted for WINGS by Frieda Werden.

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