Updated: Jun 28, 2019
June 26, 2019
The joint memberships of the A. Phillip Randolph Institute (APRI), the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU), and the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) have recommended candidate Joe Motil for election in his November 2019 campaign for Columbus City Council.
The A. Phillip Randolph Institute (APRI) is an organization for African American trade unionists which advocates social, labor and economic change. Its mission is to fight for racial equality and economic justice. APRI has 150 chapters in 36 states across the country.
The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists is an international and national organization that strives to improve economic development and employment opportunities for black workers. This is done thorough the framework of the trade union movement to provide a voice for greater black and minority participation. They are involved in organizing campaigns, supporting civil rights, voter registration, and improving working conditions in the black community. There are 51 chapters across North America including one in Columbus.
The Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) was founded in 1974 and is American's only national organization for union women. Some of the more important goals of the CLUW are to promote affirmative action in the workplace, strengthen the role of women in unions, and to organize and increase the involvement of women in the political and legislative process.
"It is truly an honor to receive the joint support of these three organizations. In so many ways I have spent nearly my entire working career and my adult life advocating for wha the APRI CBTU, and CLUW represent and fight for. In the spirit of A. Phillip Randolph, I will continue to fight for political and social freedom and economic justice when elected to City Council this November."