Trade Union Delegation, Headed by Black Unionist, Visiting Israel

James H. Jones, president of the Negro Trade Union Leadership Council and international representative of the United Steel Workers of America, and Joseph Schwartz, president of the Knitgoods Workers Union, I.L.G.W.U., are the co-chairmen of a labor delegation of Philadelphia trade union leaders and their wives that left this weekend for 10-day visit to Israel. Jones is the first black trade unionist to lead such a delegation. The announcement was made by City Representative S. Harry Galfand who was chairman of the previous labor delegation that visited Israel in 1968. The delegation organized by the State of Israel Bonds, Labor Division, will be the guest of the State of Israel during their visit and will be hosted by Moshe Yegar, Consul General of Israel in Philadelphia, who is accompanying the delegation. Jones, in accepting the co-chairmanship, said, “I am looking forward with every red blood corpuscle in my body to the excitement of this visit to Israel.”

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