Bill Fletcher, Jr.

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Bill Fletcher, Jr. "is Executive Editor of The Black Commentator. He is also a Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies and the immediate past president of TransAfrica Forum." [1]

He "is the Belle Zeller Visiting Professor at Brooklyn College-City University of New York. He has been President and Chief Executive Officer of TransAfrica Forum, a national non-profit organization organizing, educating and advocating for policies in favor of the peoples of Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America; Vice President for International Trade Union Development Programs for the George Meany Center of the AFL-CIO; and Education Director and later Assistant to the President of the AFL-CIO. He was a co-founder of the Black Radical Congress. He serves as the chairman of the Board of the International Labor Rights Fund and is a co-founder of the Center for Labor Renewal. A graduate of Harvard College, he has authored numerous articles published in a variety of newspapers and magazines, and is the co-author of the pictorial booklet; The Indispensable Ally: Black Workers and the Formation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1934-1941." [2]

He has also been "a co-chair of United for Peace and Justice, and a founder of the Black Radical Congress." [3]


  • Bill Fletcher, Jr. and Fernando Gapasin, Solidarity Divided (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008). review

Resources and articles

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  1. An Open Letter to the Major League Baseball Players' Association on Curt Flood, Znet, accessed April 14, 2008.
  2. Directors, Left Forum, accessed July 24, 2008.
  3. Stories by Bill Fletcher, Jr., AlterNet, accessed April 14, 2008.
  4. Directors, American Progressive Caucus Policy Foundation, accessed April 25, 2009.
  5. Board of Associate and Advisory Editors, International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest, accessed September 10, 2009.
  6. Staff, New Labor Forum, accessed March 31, 2010.