GVP Babineaux Honored by Coalition of Black Trade Unionists

IAM General Vice President Diane Babineaux was recently honored at the 46th Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) International Convention.

Babineaux received the Dr. William “Bill” Lucy Legacy Award. Lucy is one of the most prolific African-American labor leaders.

Babineaux was honored for her tireless years of service and dedication to CBTU and the labor movement. Babineaux is well known for her activism and promotion of human and women’s rights throughout the world.

Diane is a current Trustee of CBTU and serves on the CBTU Women’s Committee.

One of Babineaux’s most memorable accomplishments was completing the recreation of the historic 1965 March from Selma to Montgomery, AL in 2015.

CBTU, founded in 1972, is the largest independent voice of more than 2.2 million African American workers in labor unions today. With more than 50 chapters in major U.S. cities and one in Ontario, Canada, CBTU is dedicated to addressing the unique concerns of black workers and their communities. CBTU is a strong supporter of low-wage workers who are fighting for respect and the right to have a voice on their jobs.