Ceretta Smith - Black In Labor

Ceretta Smith is a proud Army Veteran, mother, wife, small business owner, and Faith Leader in her community. She's also proud to have called Grovetown, Georgia home for the past fifteen years, where she lives with her husband, Retired Sergeant First Class Sterling Vandolph Smith. At her small business, she is committed to molding and developing future leaders of our workforce within our community. And it’s here that she teaches the values of compassionate leadership, guided by the adage:

“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”

But before running her own business, Ceretta spent decades serving our country in various roles. She proudly served as a medic in the Army for nearly a decade, where she helped wounded soldiers recover in hospitals, clinics, and worked in a field unit in Germany. Ceretta then continued to serve by working for the Federal Government for another twenty-four years. Through her work, she became a Union Activist, serving as: the Women’s and Fair Practices Coordinator, Chief Steward, Legislative Political Coordinator, Local President, and Georgia State Council President for the largest Federal Government Union, the American Federation of Government Employees.

Ceretta is honored to be on the front lines of the Labor Movement, advocating for working Georgians, Veterans, and Federal Government Employees. She believes that Labor Rights are Civil Rights and Human Rights. There is a Proverb that says, “ Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed”, and she has dedicated her life to being that voice.