Rest In Power: Byron Charlton
The AFL-CIO is mourning the death of Byron Charlton (TNG-CWA). Most recently, Byron worked as a legislative representative at the AFL-CIO, “but his commitment to and history with the labor movement was deep,” reported https://aflcio.org/2021/1/4/service-solidarity-spotlight-rest-peace-byron-charlton the AFL-CIO Now blog.
“Byron was a trade unionist to his core. From his days as a steelworker in Radford, Virginia, to his central role in organizing the Newport News Shipyard to his advocacy for the labor movement’s agenda on Capitol Hill, particularly around federal employee issues, Byron’s service to our movement spanned half a century.”
He also served a stint as assistant to the executive director of the African American Labor Center. “His joyful presence will be deeply missed.” Read more here. An online service for Byron will be held this Saturday, January 9 at 1:30pm.
Scott will be remembered for his strong trade unionism, dedicating his career to the labor movement and spending twenty-four of those years with the AFL-CIO. But, for those of us that had the pleasure of working with Scott, we will miss him for his humor, his friendship and his stories of adventurous travel that brightened the workplace every day.