Announcements & Articles

CBTU Chapter Annual General Membership Meeting January 26, 2015

Dearest CBTU members,

On behalf of the board, we wish you one and all a Happy New Year, and hope the holiday season was enjoyable!

Please note that our first Ontario Canada Chapter GMM of the year will be held on Monday, January 26th at 6:30pm. As always, if you require conference bridge access, please contact a board member to advise us and the information will be send out prior to the meeting.

CBTU International President Calls for Peace in Ferguson, MI

Labor Leader Address Violence in Ferguson, MI

Statement of Rev. Terry Melvin

International President, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists


We are living once again through the tragic serial drama of America. It is the depressing reality TV we get exposed to every few months. Every episode is different in the details. The actors change, the location is different, the facts vary – but the theme remains the same. An unarmed colored youth (either black or brown) under the age of 18 is tragically murdered by an armed law enforcer. The enforcer can be a cop, a community watch advocate, or a zealot vigilante. That title of the law enforcer isn’t as important as the fact that they are offered a shroud of vindication for attempting to enforce laws. The victim is always unarmed, physically intimidating though still a minor, and engaged in some questionable behavior. The community is always outraged at the murder, committed to demanding justice, and routinely labeled as rioters.

CBTU Chapter GMM Sept 10, 2014

Dear members,

Our CBTU Ontario Canada Chapter will be holding its next General Membership Meeting on September 10, 2014, at the OFL, 15 Gervais drive, Toronto. The meeting shall commence at 6:30pm, and the tentative agenda shall be distributed soon. If you require access by phone, please contact a member of the board to ensure your participation. We hope to see you there!