Savannah Chapter of A. Philip Randolph Institute
The Savannah Chapter of A. Philip Randolph Institute consists of people in the community and labor working together to fight common causes and political issues through educating the public with the truth. The A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) is an organization for African-American trade unionists. APRI advocates social, labor, and economic change at the state and federal level, using legal and legislative means. This great organization was run Long Time President Chester Dunham who is now deceased and now spearheaded by Elected President Jerome Irwin Sr., Secretary Shemaka Simmon, and Treasure Shirley Mack-Miller. Scroll our site to learn about our initiatives and how you can get involved.
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Meet The Founder
A. Philip Randolph
A. Philip Randolph, the labor leader, is also a dreamer of dreams He has tried to put flesh and bones on his dreams by working for a labor movement that would be free of all prejudice and which would play a key role in changing society for the better. It is that dream that has made A. Philip Randolph one of the giants of the American labor movement. At the heart of A. Philip Randolph’s vision as a socialist is his belief that a decent and well-paying job is the first step towards social and political freedom. Therefore, while he supported the needs of Blacks as Blacks, Mr. Randolph also maintained that those who are poor, or earn little money whether they are Black or White have basic interests in common, and that they should join together. As a socialist, Mr. Randolph believes that workers and their labor unions are the key forces in any political effort to redistribute society’s wealth more justly. Mr. Randolph has continuously advised Black people to develop political alliances with other groups labor, liberal and civil rights groups—to fight for common aims.
WHO WE WORK WITH
Savannah Regional Central Labor Council
Buildings and Trades Unions of Savannah
International Longshoremen Union ILA Local 1414
We're The Bridge Between Labor and Community
MEET OUR BOARD
Jerome Irwin, Sr.
Jerome Irwin, Sr.