Sunday, April 22, 2012

Tom Privitere Receives Bill Lucy award from CBTU Rochester

Tom Privitere, a long time union activist, accepts the Bill Lucy Award at the 12th Annual Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) Dinner at Rick's Prime Rib House on April 20, 2012. Privitere is the NYS Public Employees Federation Director of Field Services for WNY and the Vice President of the Rochester Finger Lakes Chapter of Pride at Work, AFL-CIO. Privitere was acknowledged for his lifetime commitment to working people. 

Bill Lucy is a civil rights and labor union icon. He co-founded CBTU in September of 1972. CBTU consists of members from 77 international and national labor unions with 42 chapters across the country. The Rochester Chapter is arguably one of the strongest organizations in the nation. CBTU seeks to fulfill the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King to build a national movement that would result in economic, social and political justice for every American.

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