The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) St. Louis Chapter will honor two union presidents and a local Labor organizer at its 42nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Award Banquet Monday, Jan. 20.
The event, which includes dinner, will be held at Sheet Metal Workers Local 36 Union Hall at 2319 Chouteau Ave. in St. Louis. Doors will open 5:30 p.m., and the program will begin at 6 p.m.
St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner will be the keynote speaker at the event, which also marks the 35th observation of Dr. King’s birthday as a national holiday.
“We give our awards to individuals who we feel are making contributions to the community and Organized Labor in the tradition of Dr. King,” said Lew Moye, president emeritus, CBTU St. Louis Chapter.
This year’s honorees include:
• Natashia Pickens, president of CWA Local 6355.
• Ronny Griffin, president and business representative for Laborers Local 110.
• Stanley Jackson, organizer and leader for the “Fight for $15 and a Union.”
DONATIONS AND SPONSORSHIPS
Banquet donations are $45 per person or $450 for a table of 10. Make checks payable to CBTU, P.O. Box 5034, St. Louis, Mo. For ticket information, contact President Emeritus Lew Moye at 314-495-5635.
Program book ads are $150 for a full page or $80 for a half page. For advertising information contact President Jay Ozier at 314-435-1752 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.