Nov. 15 is Fredna S. White Day, and AFGE locals in District 10 are holding organizing events to honor the celebrated AFGE leader who had been an advocate and committed activist in AFGE and the labor movement for 44 years.
After Ms. Fredna passed away last year, AFGE marked Nov. 15, the day she passed, as Fredna S. White Day to remember her for her dedication to the movement of labor, civil and human rights, as well as her devotion to educating the next generation of union leaders.
“We will be honoring Ms. Fredna this year with organizing events all over District 10, and we invite you to join us in making this first annual commemoration memorable,” said National Vice President for District 10 Cheryl Eliano. “She is gone but never forgotten.”
Join us this November 15 in honoring the legacy of Fredna S. White by organizing a day of community service for your local. Please post your photos in recognition of this important day on social media and be sure to tag AFGE. The NEC is going to serve lunch at a shelter here in Washington, D.C.
Locals can also make donations to her scholarship fund, which they can send directly to the district office or request to have donations deducted from their local account through our national office.
Ms. Fredna had been a staple at AFGE conventions, serving as chair of the AFGE National Convention on many occasions. As the chair of AFGE’s Human Rights Committee, she worked to promote justice and fair treatment in the workplace. Her HRC family lovingly nicknamed her “Harriet Tubman.” Before she passed away, she was also Woman’s and Fair Practices Coordinator for AFGE District 10.
Ms. Fredna was the first female president of AFGE Local 1822 in Waco, Texas. She played a major role at the AFGE National Veterans Affairs Council (NVAC), serving as a district representative for the 10th District on and off since 1995. She also served on several VA/NVAC committees, including Drug Testing Sub-Committee, Site Committee, and EEO Sub-Committee of Grievance and Arbitration.
Read more about Ms. Fredna and how those who knew their dear union sister remembered her here.