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ATU’s Black Caucus Meets

The ATU Black Caucus convened for a motivating, educational, and uplifting 53rd Conference by zoom. 


Race & Labor Training 

International President John Costa welcomed the over 135 attendees and opened with a moment of silence of our fallen members, vowing to never forget the sacrifices of those we’ve lost. He went on to give updates from the International, including the innovative trainings the ATU has launched, specifically our Race and Labor training, to raise awareness about racism and discrimination.


Past, Present, and Future

The Caucus demonstrated its theme of embracing the past, engaging the present, and empowering the future throughout the Conference. Attendees heard important political, legislative, and campaign updates and a moving tribute to late International Secretary-Treasurer and Black Caucus founding member Oscar Owens while looking back at the last 53 Conferences of the Caucus.


Legacy of the Caucus 

The Caucus members then engaged in a discussion about the purpose, legacy, and success of the Black Caucus and heard reports from board members, including an acknowledgment of new chapters. Also in attendance at the Caucus were International Secretary-Treasurer Ken Kirk and International Vice Presidents Marcellus Barnes, Yvette Trujillo, Gary Johnson Sr., Chuck Watson, James Lindsay, Natalie Cruz, Curtis Howard, Anthony Garland, and Amanda Sawyer-Malone, as well as International staff. 

Thank you to everyone who participated in this impactful event.