This is our regular schedule monthly membership meeting for all members
January 24, 2018
To All CBTU Members,
Greetings and Happy Black History Month
I would like to thank all of the members for their participation in the 40th Annual
Dr. Martin Luther King Human Rights Awards Banquet. We had 400 unionists and
community members in attendance and we are looking forward to the 41st anniversary in 2019.
The St. Louis Chapter CBTU membership meeting will be held at 5585 Pershing, Sunday, February 4th at 2:30 pm.
Be sure to renew your 2018 Chapter membership. The 47th International Convention of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists will be held in Orlando, Florida from Wednesday, May 23th to May 28th. Dues must be paid by April 23 to register as a Delegate. So please renew now!
Registration can take place online at CBTU.org, early registration (received by April 6) Delegate/Guest $300, Retiree/Guest $195. Late registration $325 Delegate/Guest, $220 Retiree/Guest.
February is Black History Month and in honor of African Americans rich history in labor and our valuable contributions to the United States, we will pay a 5 minute tribute to the founding fathers of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists.
Thousands of women marched on Washington DC, St. Louis and cities throughout the country and world. Women are standing up and fighting back. We applaud all the women and St Louis CBTU members who participate in the marches. Women, exercising their First Amendment rights and vowing to challenge the Right-wing Republicans, in the 2018 elections.
“The First Amendment prohibits Congress from obstructing the exercise of certain individual freedoms: freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, and right to petition. The amendment guarantees an individual’s right to express opinions and views. It also guarantees an individual’s right to physically gather with a group of people to picket or protest; or associate with others in groups for economic, political or religious purposes.”
The United States Constitution, Wikipedia source.
The Struggle Continues
Jay Ozier, President