A free and progressive trade union movement in the 21st century should and must reflect greater participation of black trade unionists at every level of its decision-making process. This is no less true in today’s globalized workplace then in America’s industrial heyday, when black workers were basically a source of cheap labor. Therefore, as black trade unionists, we have an important role to fulfill in helping all workers benefit from the goals achieved by the trade union movement.

Today, more black leaders hold key positions in the political machinery of the labor movement, thus holding the critical balance of political power in this nation. As black trade unionists, we adamantly believe that it is our responsibility to constructively harness and use the expertise and power of this untapped political resource. To that end, CBTU will continue to insist that black union officials become full partners in the leadership and decision-making of the American labor movement. We welcome your participation.

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