Honoring Black History Month: Brother Yusuf Wyatt, a prominent Machinists & Aerospace Union Activist, discusses some of his work in human rights and economic and racial justice. 

141 Member Spotlight: Yusuf Wyatt Gets Into Good Trouble

Feb 9, 2021

We are proud to feature Local 1781 Committee Person Yusuf Wyatt in our Member Spotlight, celebrating Black History Month.

Brother Yusuf Wyatt began his career at United Airlines in Newark, New Jersey, 22 years ago. After moving around a bit, he settled and has become actively involved in his IAM local and in his community in Reno, Nevada. Yusuf serves as Auditor and Committee person in Local 1781 and his work in human rights issues earned him a position representing his local at the IAMAW Grand Lodge Convention in 2016. 

Yusuf was selected to speak in a video to commemorate the 33rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Celebration presented by the Northern Nevada Black Cultural Awareness Society. Community leaders from across the state of Nevada took part in the video where they share their views and hopes for a better future with equal justice for all. He speaks about the importance of telling the complete history of Dr. King’s work and legacy and the work that remains to be done. 

Congratulations to our Brother Yusuf Wyatt for joining in the struggle to advance workers’ rights, civil rights, and human rights. His important work, guided by the vision of the late Representative John Lewis, gets him into “good trouble” as a union and community activist and sets an example for us to follow. 

To view the entire video from the NNBCAS, CLICK HERE



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