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The Milwaukee Chapter of CBTU

The fiercely independent voice of Black Workers within the Trade Union Movement in Wisconsin

The Coalition is not a Black separatist or civil rights organization. It works within the framework of the trade union movement to maximize the strength and influence of Black workers.

The trade union movement is probably the only broad-based organization that spans the entire Black community. Yet, as trade unionists, we are part of a broad community whose resources have never been fully or consistently organized.

Consequently, it remains our challenge, as Black trade unionists, to make the labor movement more relevant to the needs and aspirations of Black and poor workers. To that end, CBTU will continue to insist that Black union officials become full partners in the leadership and decision-making of the American labor movement.

The Milwaukee Chapter of CBTU supports job training initiatives and programs aimed at reducing the Black youth unemployment rate, which consistently hovers around 50%.

Recognizing the correlation between youth unemployment and education, CBTU chapters continue their support for the public school systems and oppose reduced funding for educational projects and programs, particularly those involving inner city schools.

The Milwaukee Chapter of CBTU continues to work for the protection of consumers from escalating price increases for the four necessities of life: food, energy, housing and medical care, and the areas where inflation hits hardest.

We oppose cutbacks in social programs, health, welfare, aid to the cities and support services for the disadvantaged until they are replaced with full employment and other necessary safety nets.

Milwaukee Chapter of CBTU meets monthly 10:00am on 2nd Saturday at the Milwaukee Area Labor Council 633 S Hawley Rd. Milwaukee, Wisconsin [No monthly meeting held in June, July, August and December] Union Membership or membership in Working America is a requirement to belong to CBTU. Learn more at

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