Robert Chacanaca is a Northern California activist.
Communist Party reformer
In 1991, Robert Chacanaca, Northern California, was one of several hundred Communist Party USA members to sign the a paper "An initiative to Unite and Renew the Party" - most signatories left the Party after the December 1991 conference to found Committees of Correspondence.
CoC National Conference endorser
In 1992 Robert Chacanaca, Native American activist, Watsonville California, endorsed the Committees of Correspondence national conference Conference on Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the 90s held at Berkeley California July 17-19.
Conference on Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the 90s
The Conference on Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the 90s was the Committees of Correspondence's first national conference held in Berkeley, California July 17-19, 1992.
Workshops that were held at the conference on Saturday, July 18 included:
Quincentennial Five hundred years of resistance. The quincentennial: racist distortions and myths
- Robert Chacanaca, community activist, Watsonville, CA
- Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, prof., California State Hayward, SF
- David Muga, Ethnic Student Center, Western Washington State University, Bellingham, WA
- Roberta Goodman, initiator, United Against Genocide, 1992
CoC National Coordinating Committee
The following are listed in order of votes they received as members of the Committees of Correspondence National Coordinating Committee, elected at the Conference on Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the 90s held at Berkeley California July 17-19.:
- Angela Davis, SF
- Gus Newport, Berkeley
- Elizabeth Martinez, SF
- Alva Buxenbaum, NY
- Leslie Cagan, NY
- Peter Camejo, Alameda, CA
- Giuliana Milanese, SF
- Robert Chacanaca, Freedom, CA
- Mildred Williamson, Chicago
- Barry Cohen, NY
- Mark Solomon, Boston
- Barbara Lee, Sacramento
- Maudelle Shirek, Berkeley
- Raahi Reddy, New Brunswick, NJ
- Margy Wilkinson, Berkeley
- Yvonne Golden, Florida
- Mary Idosidis, Mill Valley, CA
- Pat Fry, Detroit
- Marty Price, Oakland
- Fran Beal, Oakland
- Marshall Garcia, NY
- Betty Kano, Berkeley
- Michael Myerson, NY
- Sharon Stewart, LA
- Carmen Rumbaut, San Antonio
- Maurice Jackson, Washington, D.C.
- Geoffrey Jacques, NY
- Arthur Kinoy, Montclair, NJ
- Melinda Brown, LA
- Leslie Shaheen, NY
Robert Chacanaca is presidentof the Monterey Central Labor Council.
He is also the president of Local 6084, the Santa Cruz Council of Classified Employees. He serves on the national, state, and local levels for the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). He is the Classified Council President for the California Federation of Teachers (CFT) and serves on the Program and Policy Committee for the Executive Council of the AFT. He has been a past dues-paying member of the following unions: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), American Federation of Governmental Employees (AFGE), Communications Workers of America (CWA), Service Employees International Union (SEIU), California School Employees Association (CSEA), and All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU).