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A Message from our Sisters&Brothers at CUPW

Help Save Canada Post!

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) is working with allies and communities to save Canada Post from the dramatic service cuts that CEO Deepak Chopra and the Conservatives are planning. Ending door-to-door delivery and hiking stamp prices is an attack on your public postal service.

CBTU Chapter GMM

Coalition of Black Trade Unionists - Ontario Chapter

General Membership Meeting
Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Location: Public Service Alliance of Canada - Large Boardroom 90 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 608 (Just east of Yonge & Eglinton), Toronto Time: 6:30PM 

Statement on Passing of Nelson Mandela

CBTU President Honors Life and Works of Nelson Mandela

Statement of Rev. Terry Melvin International President, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists  

On December 5, 2013 the world lost one of its brightest and grandest stars. Nelson Mandela, father, president, hero and revolutionary passed away leaving behind a legacy and movement forever altered by his works and deeds.  Today we in CBTU mourn the loss of a dear friend and icon.  We honor the life he spent on this earth and cherish the fact that we were able to stand with him as he faced mountains and giants.

50th Anniversary of The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Dear Friends:

On August 28 1963, over  200,000 people took part in The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.  The march was one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States history,  and called for civil and economic rights for African Americans.  It was initiated by A. Philip Randolph, the president of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, president of the Negro American Labor Council, and vice president of the AFL-CIO.   At the end of the march Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial.  It was a pivotal event in the history of the American civil rights movement.

This summer, on August 28,  people from across the US and Canada will converge on Washington to commemorate the 50th anniversary of this historic occasion.  Our company, MS Touring, is organizing a trip to Washington in collaboration with the Ontario Chapter of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists.  We will leave Toronto by motorcoach on the morning of Saturday August 24  and return in the evening on Thursday August 29.  While in Washington, we will participate in the March, as well as other commemorative events.  In addition, we will take a Black History Tour of Washington, visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture's exhibit "Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963", and view the art exhibit  by renowned African American artist Faith Ringgold “American People, Black Light:"  at the national Museum of Women in the Arts.

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