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TNBC Conference Kicks Off


The 37th Annual Teamsters National Black Caucus (TNBC) Education Conference kicked off today in Charlotte, N.C., and delegates are being urged to gear up for the fall elections to support candidates that stand with working families and labor. View more photos.

“This is a pivotal election year because the well-being of working families is at stake,” said Al Mixon, International Vice President and TNBC Chairman. “We all need to get out and educate our co-workers about the importance of electing worker-friendly candidates.”

More than 400 people are in attendance at this year’s conference, which has the theme, “Mobilizing the Movement and Making a Difference.”

“In addition to mobilizing for the fall elections, we are preparing for next year’s 50th anniversary of the civil rights movement in Atlanta,” said Harvey Jackson, TNBC Vice Chairman and President of Local 1150 in Stratford, Conn. “People sometimes forget that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s last trip, to Memphis, was to protect the labor rights of the sanitation workers. The two movements are related and we all need to step up the fight so that the gains that have been made over the past 50 years are not lost.”

The conference continues through Saturday, August 18.