On Thursday June 4th the New York Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People honored Local 108 RWDSU President Charles N Hall Jr by presenting him with the Centennial Freedom Award.
This award was presented at the Hilton Hotel in New York before a packed Ballroom. The award was presented by the New York Chapter's distinguished President Dr. Annie B. Martin. RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum introduced President Hall to the attendees.
Speaking to the audience, President Hall said that he was humbled to be honored by an organization that has stood up and fought the wrongs afflicted on African American and other minority groups. He continued "I am receiving this honor on behalf of my fellow officers, staff and the members of Local 108."
President Hall also emphasized that it is as important as ever that labor, NAACP, community organizations and the religious community renew and continue building coalitions.
The National NAACP has more than 600,000 members and the New York Branch is the nation's largest with over 6,000 members.