Today AFGE remembers Sharon Jenkins, a member for 13 years who was a staunch supporter of women’s rights and workplace diversity. During her time with AFGE, Ms. Jenkins was deeply involved in the labor movement in many ways. She served as either chair, co-chair, or representative for organizations including AFGE Local 3840 Executive Committee, Cincinnati Equal Employment Opportunity Advisory Council, Equal Employment Opportunity Cultural Diversity Awards Committee, NIOSH Diversity Committee, and the Partners in Education Subcommittee. As a show of her diligent efforts, Ms. Jenkins was awarded honors such as Employee of the Month, Diversity Steering Council, and EEO Advisory Council award; as well as a Charles C. Shepard Science Award nomination.
In addition to being active in the movement, Ms. Jenkins was a valued member of her local community, single mother of two, and scholar, earning degrees in Accounting and Business Administration.
On November 10, 2010, Sharon Jenkins passed due to a sudden illness. While she is no longer with us physically, the mark she left will remain forever. AFGE salutes, thanks, and appreciates Ms. Jenkins for her efforts and all the hard work she’s put in during her lifetime.