Women's History Month Profiles: Jessica Akers
This year, for Women's History Month, we're taking a look at a group of leaders who are currently active making women's history across the labor movement. Check back daily for a new profile and meet some of the people working to improve not only their community, but also to improve conditions for working people across the country. Today's profile is Jessica Akers of the Office and Professional Employees (OPEIU).
Jessica Akers, the secretary-treasurer of OPEIU Local 105, made history in 2021 when she became the first woman and youngest person ever to be elected president of the Arkansas AFL-CIO.