A. Philip Randolph - Willingboro School District
... spokesperson of the porters and to bring Pullman to the negotiating table. Even though
Congress had passed the Railway Labor Act in 1926, which gave all railroad workers the
right to form an independent trade union, Pullman ignored the Act and the
Brotherhood. Randolph filed a complaint with the Rai ...
African Americans And Early Labor Unions
... unions joining the NLU. The speech that Myers delivered at the convention was well
received, yet the NLU refused to let Blacks join the organization.
Myers and other Black workers recognized the importance of unionizing and empowering
black workers. Since they were not welcome in the NLU, they form ...
A. Philip Randolph
... off the march after President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued an executive order that banned racial
discrimination on government defense factories and established the first Fair Employment
After World War II, Randolph again took on the federal government by organizing the League
Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP) was, in 1925, the first labor organization led by African Americans to receive a charter in the American Federation of Labor (AFL). It merged in 1978 with the Brotherhood of Railway and Airline Clerks (BRAC), now known as the Transportation Communications International Union.The leaders of the BSCP—including A. Philip Randolph, its founder and first president, and C. L. Dellums, its vice president and second president—became leaders in the civil rights movement and continued to play a significant role in it after it focused on the eradication of segregation in the South. BSCP members such as E. D. Nixon were among the leadership of local civil rights movements by virtue of their organizing experience, constant movement between communities and freedom from economic dependence on local authorities.