Robert Chacanaca

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Robert Chacanaca


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.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3]

Workshops that were held at the conference on Saturday, July 18 included:[4]

Quincentennial Five hundred years of resistance. The quincentennial: racist distortions and myths

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.:[4]

Union activities

Robert Chacanaca is president[5]of 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).

References

  1. Addendum to Initiative document
  2. CCDS Background
  3. Conference program
  4. 4.0 4.1 Proceedings of the Committees of Correspondence Conference: Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the '90s booklet, printed by CoC in NY, Sept. 1992 (Price: $4)
  5. http://www.montereybaylabor.org/about.htm