Since the earliest days of this nation when democracy was built on racial exploitation, black workers have risked their lives to protect and empower their communities through agitation, collective action and faith. The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) proudly carries that tradition into the 21st century.
CBTU is not a black separatist or civil rights organization. It is the fiercely independent voice of black workers within the trade union movement, challenging organized labor to be more relevant to the needs and aspirations of Black and poor workers.
At the same time, CBTU is recognized as a potent economic and political force within the African American community. One of every five black workers belongs to a union, and black union members earn 40 percent more than do non-union black workers.
CBTU is a nonpartisan organization and does not endorse candidates. CBTU does, however, support issues that impact our members and communities, and regularly offers trainings and scholarships.
All union brothers and sisters are invited to attend this information and revitalization meeting!
Membership is strictly voluntary. All active and retired union members can join CBTU.
R.S.V.P. by January 30, 2018:
Ivonne Hamm, UHP Local 3837 First Vice President
Kathy Cooper, CBTU CT Chapter President
Learn more --> http://www.cbtu.org/