CBTU-Canada Statement on the U.S Supreme Court decision Janus vs AFSCME

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) Canada Chapter views the recent United States Supreme Court decision to implement Right to Work legislation on public sector Unions as an attack on working families on both sides of the Canada/United States border. Unions representing government workers in 22 states, including Illinois, have just received this right-winged Read more about CBTU-Canada Statement on the U.S Supreme Court decision Janus vs AFSCME[…]

CBTU 47th International Convention

The CBTU 47th International Convention was held in Orlando, Florida from May 23 to 28, 2018. The Canadian delegation grew to a historic 50 participants this year; its largest delegation of all time heralded Canadian Chapter President Yolanda McClean on the convention floor. As has grown customary, the CBTU Canadian Chapter placed several resolutions on Read more about CBTU 47th International Convention[…]

CBTU President Statement on the Acquittal of Philando Castile’s Murderer

No Justice for Philando Castile: CBTU President Statement on the Acquittal of Philando Castile’s Murderer Statement by Rev. Terrence L. Melvin President, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists On Friday, June 16, justice was not served again, as the officer in the shooting death of Philando Castile was found not-guilty. This pattern of injustice would reach Read more about CBTU President Statement on the Acquittal of Philando Castile’s Murderer[…]

CBTU-Canada Statement on The International Day of Remembrance of The Victims of Slavery and The Transatlantic Slave Trade

March 25th is observed by the United Nations as the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Between the 15th and 19th centuries, millions of Africans were taken against their will, chained in the belly of thousands of ships, forcibly removed from their homeland and brought to Canada Read more about CBTU-Canada Statement on The International Day of Remembrance of The Victims of Slavery and The Transatlantic Slave Trade[…]

Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Racism

Dear members, Please review our Chapter’s Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Racism, and well as review our African Heritage & Black History Month Report. Thank you. – The CBTU Executive Board

CBTU Canada Statement-The Passing of Fred Upshaw

  The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU)–Canada Chapter sends its deepest condolences to the family and to all those affected by the passing of Fred Upshaw. Fred Upshaw was best known as the first African Canadian Trade Unionist to lead a major Canadian Union.  Fred Upshaw shattered the glass ceiling when he was elected National President of Read more about CBTU Canada Statement-The Passing of Fred Upshaw[…]

Environmental Racism Research Project Launched

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Canada (CBTU) has joined the Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces (ACW) research project as a partner organization by launching an action research initiative on environmental racism and work in a time of climate change. To start the project, CBTU is launching a social media campaign to engage racialized and Read more about Environmental Racism Research Project Launched[…]