Wednesday, January 20, 2016
AFL-CIO: Labor Commission on Racial and Economic Justice
AFL-CIO: Labor Commission on Racial and Economic Justice Public Town Hall Meeting
When: Sunday, January 31, 2016
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Place: Greater St Mark Family Church
Address: 9950 Glen Owen Dr, 63136 (Chambers Rd & Glen Owens Dr)
The AFL-CIO Commission on Racial and Economic Justice will convene a hearing for union leaders and rank & file union members on racial and economic justice, February 1, 2016. The daylong hearing will take place at the United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 655 Union Hall. 300 Weidman Rd, Ballwin, MO 63011. To participate union members must RSVP in advance. RSVP can be made at the following link: https://actionnetwork.org/events/labor-commission-on-racial-and-economic-justice-st-louis?source-direct_link&
A special Town Hall meeting is being convened for community activist, organizations and rank & file union member who cannot attend the hearing on February 1 and elected officials. The public is invited.
AFL-CIO Labor Commission on Racial and Economic Justice Mission: The Commission recognize that as a labor movement we share a common desire to uplift all working people and we do this by organizing, educating and empowering our members through collective bargaining and political action. We also recognize that when we are divided, we are weaker and that to protect the rights of all working people we must reach out into the community and connect with others on their issues. We must be a part of a broader movement for social, political and economic justice.
Please come out and let your voices and concerns be heard on how organized labor can be more inclusive internally and more supportive of racial and economic justice issues in the broader community of Missouri.
Co-sponsors: Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, A. Philip Randolph Institute, Coalition of Labor Union Women, Pride at Work, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement.