April 24, 2024

Machinists Make Strong Showing at CBTU Convention

The National Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) recently held its annual conference in Orlando. This year’s theme was “47 Years Strong: From Surviving to Thriving.”

Machinists Union International President Bob Martinez addressed over 800 CBTU delegates with a message focused on solidarity, justice, respect and dignity.

“I firmly believe that the time is now for a united, strong, unbreakable movement of working people standing up for a better life,” said Martinez. “We cannot afford to waste any time.”

“The systemic racial inequality within this nation has put us in a dire state.
But we must continue to move forward.Because in the name of all who have suffered and continue to suffer… our unions must be present”- Machinists Union @IAMBobMartinez @CBTU72 #conference #1u pic.twitter.com/jfsUg3MTIX

— Machinists Union (@MachinistsUnion) May 26, 2018

IAM Legislative Director Hasan Solomon was elected to the National CBTU Executive Board. The Machinists Union was represented by IAM delegates from all across North America.

IAM @CBTU72 Delegates with @IAMBobMartinez at the #CBTU 47th Annual Convention “47 Years Strong From Surviving to Thriving” @CBTU_Bmore @cbtu_stl @CBTU_Canada @cbtu_40 @CBTUdetroit @cbtu_uk #1u pic.twitter.com/Tg01gW8FPv

— Machinists Union (@MachinistsUnion) May 27, 2018

Two extraordinary leaders in the labor movement- Dr. William “Bill” Lucy, former @AFSCME Sec.-Treas./President Emeritus @CBTU72 and MachinistsUnion International President @IAMBobMartinez #1u pic.twitter.com/v5FzxX7ZsB

— Machinists Union (@MachinistsUnion) May 26, 2018

CBTU, founded in 1972, is the largest independent voice of more than 2.2 million African American workers in labor unions today. With more than 50 chapters in major U.S. cities and one in Ontario, Canada, CBTU is dedicated to addressing the unique concerns of black workers and their communities. CBTU is a strong supporter of low-wage workers who are fighting for respect and the right to have a voice on their jobs.

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Source:: iMail