May 20, 2011
A Man Driven by his Faith to Defend Social Justice and Working People
Duane Adkinson, a retired UAW member, long-time supporter and activist of the NC AFL-CIO, NC Alliance for Retired Americans Board member, and Triangle At-Large Retiree Club Treasurer, was highlighted in the Garner Citizen newspaper earlier this year for his tireless work on behalf of human rights and social justice (see link below for full story). Duane has been personally involved with the work of the NC AFL-CIO for many years and is always someone to count on for protests, pickets, rallies, and meetings. He even makes sure lawmakers at the state legislature know who he is!
At a recent Triangle At-Large Retiree Club meeting, retired UFCW member Ann Young said, “Duane has always been there for us as a club, and in general. He is a modest man, but a great champion.” If you happen to see Duane, make sure you thank him for his dedication and hard work and congratulate him for all he has done.