WHEREAS she was a committed member and leader of AFGE and the labor movement for more than 44 years.
WHEREAS she was the First Woman President of AFGE Local 1822.
WHEREAS she served as President of the Local for over 21 years.
WHEREAS she was an activist and avid advocate for civil, human and workers’ rights, and served as the Women’s Advisory Coordinator for the 10th District from 1979 till her death on November 15th, 2021.
WHEREAS she served as the Chair of the National VA Council EEO Committee.
Whereas she was a civil rights leader whose abilities led her to serve as Chair of the National Human Rights Committee for over 8 years.
WHEREAS she was at the forefront of every fight for fairness, equality and better working conditions for Veteran Affairs employees.
WHEREAS as a union educator, she relished imparting her knowledge of the labor movement to others.
WHEREAS she worked to organize workers in the 10th District and throughout AFGE.
WHEREAS she was always willing and available to take on assignments on special committees to foster the goals and mission of AFGE and the labor movement.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that November 15th of each year will be recognized as Fredna S. White Day. This day will be dedicated to the memory of a leader who left her mark on AFGE and the labor movement as whole.