ALFORD: A History of Union Racism

Harry C. Alford | 1/8/2014, 3 p.m.
Harry C. Alford

You can get the whole report about this case at: http://ow.ly/rVLiZ. For more on Arthur Fletcher: http://www.youtube.com/nationalbcc

The union learned a hard lesson, or did they? A few years later another discrimination lawsuit was filed against local 597. Yes, they were found guilty again. They just won’t change their racist ways. Believe it or not another (the third) discrimination lawsuit against the pipefitters union will be filed in the Chicago courts within days. So now, we come from the early 1970s to the current 2013 and the racist unions are still racist. They need to change or cease their existence.

What the great Art Fletcher did was revolutionary and a “tonic” for an ailing nation. Let’s continue the fight until freedom is won. Frank Daniels deserves the Art Fletcher Lifetime Achievement Award for his courage and determination to live as a free American.

Construction trades still discriminate against Blacks and this is what sickens me when President Obama demands union only projects (Project Labor Agreements) along with many other ignorant or sell out Black politicians, officials and traditional civil rights organizations. Is the union money (sponsorships, donations, etc.) that good? Let’s stay in court until it finally changes.

Harry C. Alford is the co-founder, President/CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce ®. Website: www.nationalbcc.org. Email: halford@nationalbcc.org.