Welcome to the Northern California Coalition of Black Trade Unionists

The NCCBTU is part of the Western Region of the national Coaliton of Black Trade Unionists.

We meet on
the first Thursday
of every month
6:00 pm at
900 66th Ave
Oakland CA 94621




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CBTU National Website

Teamsters Joint Council 7

Teamsters Local 853

IBEW Local 6

AFSCME Council 57

LIUNA Local 261


IUPAT District Council 16


Applications for our 2023 Scholarships are now available!

2023 CBTU Awards (2/24/23)


Building Labor and Communities

This year we will be honoring:

  • Dee Johnson, Lend a Hand Foundation
  • Marlon McWilson, Community Giving Foundation
  • Eric Shanks, Cypress Mandela Training Center
  • Tony Thurmond, Superintendent of Public Schools.

Click here to see the program

About the Northern California Coalition of Black Trade Unionists

Now in our 41st year, we are still following in the footsteps of our chapter founder, Geraldine M. Johnson: that is, we are serving as the independent voice of Black Labor.

Our work could not have been possible without the involvement, support and work from our unions, as well as community-based and faith-based organizations. Below are some examples of our collaborations:

  • For these past couple of years in both the East Bay and San Francisco, we have worked to gain Local Hire.
  • We have worked with the NAACP to bring quality education to our students.
  • We worked together with the Baptist Church to help mobilize the seniors in the community to get out the vote.
  • Our Community Action and Response Against Toxic (CARAT) Team trained the students of the Cypress Mandela Training Center in both Toxic Awareness and Cardiovascular Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) .