31 May ILA A Powerful Force at Coalition of Black Trade Unionists Conference in New Orleans
Longshore Leaders From Many Coasts Represented. Pictured: Robin Suggs, Charles Braves, Jerry Owens, Paul Mosby, Tim Mackey, Herbie Hall at CBTU conference in New Orleans
The International Longshoremen’s Association demonstrated strong participation in a recent Coalition of Black Trade Unionists Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, led by ILA Civil Rights Chair Jerry Owens. Other ILA participants included International Vice President Herbie Hall from ILA Local 1233, Newark; Mike Payne from Fort Lauderdale; Tim Mackey from Savannah; and Charles Brave from South Carolina. Still other ILA leaders to participate in the conference included Paul Mosby, Robin Suggs. ILA Leaders met with Clayola Brown, President, A. Philip Randolph Institute and participated in all the CBTU conference activities.
The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists consists of members from seventy-seven international and national unions with forty-two chapters across the country. CBTU seeks to fulfill the dream of those Black trade unionists, both living and deceased, who throughout this century have courageously and unremittingly struggled to build a national movement that would bring all our strengths and varied talents to bear in the unending effort to achieve economic, political and social justice for every American.