Marty Warren's Statement for Black History Month 2020

Every February, District 6 celebrates Black History Month and acknowledges the substantial contributions made by Black workers to shape our communities and the labour movement.

In District 6, our diversity is our strength; through activism and leadership, Black workers have been instrumental in our efforts to fight for social change and inclusion for all equity-seeking groups. Despite sustained efforts, racism and discrimination continue to generate disparities in employment opportunities and wages in our workplaces.

As Steelworkers, we continue to negotiate language that will address these disparities as well as lobbying political parties with our allies to remove systemic barriers that prevent full participation for historically marginalized groups in every aspect of society.

I invite you to join the Steelworkers District 6 Human Rights Committee on February 22, 2020, at our Peel Halton Office to celebrate Black History Month, where we will acknowledge the contributions made by Black workers in shaping our union.

In solidarity,

Marty Warren
Director, District 6

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