What is the goal of the Black Workers’ Forum? How will it work towards ending discriminatory practices in labor unions and employment, and improve vocational and apprenticeship training? Today sub host Bert Zipperer talks with emcee Bill Franks, and panel members Evette Gardner and Will P. Jones to discuss the NAACP Black Workers’ Forum, which will take place February 25th at the Madison Labor Temple.
The goal of the Black Workers’ Forum is to seek to improve the economic status of Black Workers in Dane County.
Bill Franks is the Chair of the Labor & Industry Committee of the NAACP of Dane County Branch 36AB. In 2013 he retired from the Department of Workforce Development. Franks is also this year’s Emcee for the Black Workers’s Forum.
Evette Gardner is an active member of the Fight for $15, and has gone on strike with them twice during 2015. Gardner will be a panel member of the forum.
Dr. Will P. Jones is a Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, and author of “The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights.”