The President's Welcome Message

Robert Mootry Jr.

On behalf of the Buffalo chapter of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, I welcome you to our Website.

We have been truly blessed this year.

- One, we raised over $2,000 for scholarships presented here tonight to three deserving students;

- Two, we reaffirm our mission to “work in coalition with organized labor and other allies to achieve economic, political and social justice for every American and we rededicate ourselves to this goal;

- Three, we continue to use our resources in the community to assist with organizing drives. This includes the ever-critical “Get out the Vote” and other important campaigns;

- In order to strengthen the Labor Movement, we absolutely must join with others to fight the anti-union, anti-worker forces. We must be vigilant to increase awareness of people who have a stake in our society and we must be visibly active in our own commitment to the CBTU mission and goals.

 

A quote of Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

“There is nothing more dangerous than to build a society, with a large segment of people in that society, who feel that they have no stake in it; who feel that they have nothing to lose. People, who have a stake in their society, protect that society, but when they don’t have it, they unconsciously want to destroy it.”