On Friday night, July 14, Alinsky and Meegan pulled together 350 official representatives from 76 organizations, with key parishes and CIO unions, especially PWOC, as pillars, to form Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council (BYNC).
BYNC support for the Packinghouse Workers Union continued during World War 2, and in the 1946 strike, Joe Meegan, Saul Alinsky, Bishop Bernard Sheil and many leaders from BYNC walked the picket lines.
At present other communities have councils comprised of representatives from health and welfare agencies and similar organizations interested in improving the lot of the "underprivileged." One of this type, the Community Council of the Stockyards Area of Chicago, which has been in existence for 22 years, has placed its emphasis on summer recreation programs and cooperated with the University of Chicago Settlement...in clearing away some of the worst features of the old "Jungle." But the BYNC is unique, based on a federation of practically all the natural organizations of the people themselves.
Within four weeks the first general congress was called by an incorporated BYNC and a general program projected revolving around health, child welfare, employment, housing.
Disputes about BYNC still define part of the debate about the Alinsky tradition, with critics arguing that Alinsky's "lack of ideology" was responsible for subsequent "racism" in BYNC.
The union and BYNC took action against racial harassment of blacks when they came into the neighborhood.
Finally, the Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council (BYNC
) was a centripetal force that brought both emerging organizations like the union and old ones, particularly the parishes, under one umbrella for unity of action.
There, Alinsky, and his associate Joe Meegan, built the Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council (BYNC
Roedd y PMRC wedi targedu "hostile, violent rebellion" ac efallai eu bod yn gweld cyfle yma i roi taw ar bync
rocar anarchaidd gwrth sefydliadol fel Biafra.
Diddorol, a finnau bron yn hanner cant, ac yn wir wedi ymaelodi gyda'r Ymddiriedolaeth am y tro cyntaf yn ddiweddar, dyma ddechrau gofyn y cwestiwn, beth sydd yn digwydd i ni gyd, yr holl hen byncs
nawr yn ymweld a Erddigs y Byd?
I'r athrawon fydd yn dychryn o weld diffyg byncs
, a dim byd ond gwellt dan draed, dwi'n prysuro i ddweud fod system wresogi dan y llawr.
Allen nhw wedyn stwffio faint fynner o fyfyrwyr i aros mewn byncs
, a chadw gwell golwg arnyn nhw pan fyddan nhw'n penderfynu boddi eu stafelloedd drwy adael y tapie mlaen.