Black History Month Profiles: Jesse Johnson

Black History Month Profiles: Jesse Johnson

Jesse Johnson

This year, for Black History Month, we’re taking a look at a group of leaders who are currently active making Black 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 Jesse Johnson of UNITE HERE.

Jesse Johnson is a bartender at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and executive board member and union shop steward of UNITE HERE Local 2. A longtime Bay Area resident, Johnson has worked at the airport for more than 40 years and led numerous contract fights, including a strike in 2014 and SFO food service workers’ current push for affordable health care in the face of COVID-19.

Kenneth Quinnell
Fri, 02/04/2022 – 09:30

Updated: February 7, 2022 — 2:14 pm