Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen (BLET) DC Chair Herb Harris heads up the list of winners of the 2019 Evening with Labor awards, announced Metro Washington Council president Jackie Jeter. Harris will be awarded the J.C. Turner Award for Outstanding Trade Unionist of the Year at this year's Evening with Labor on Saturday, March 2 at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, MD. “Herb’s role as a longtime advocate for rail safety has made him a key political player locally and statewide,” Jeter said. “He’s been a strong ally for the entire metro-area labor movement, and an enthusiastic participant in both the Committee on Political Education and the Metro Council’s Executive Board.”
The other Evening with Labor awardees include SEIU local 722 (Thomas M. Bradley Community Services Award), AFSCME/NUHHCE 1199 (DC COPE Award and Golden Picket Sign), The Washington-Baltimore News Guild (Organizing Award), IATSE 22 (Organizing Award), and National Nurses United (Golden Picket Sign).
This year’s event will also feature a brand-new award, the Joslyn N. Williams Vanguard Award, which “recognizes individuals who have demonstrated the ability to impact labor’s future beyond traditional means,” said EWL Chair Doris Reed. The first recipient will be former MWC president Jos Williams “who embodies all of the characteristics of this award,” said Reed.
photo: Harris at the recent DC LaborFest book talk on "The Lac-Megantic Rail Disaster: Public Betrayal, Justice Denied"; photo by Chris Garlock
2019 EVENING WITH LABOR: Ticket order form
The 2019 Evening With Labor is set for Saturday, March 2, 2019. The 42nd annual edition of the event will be at the Martin’s Crosswinds, 7400 Greenway Center Dr, Greenbelt, MD 20770. Click here for the ad/ticket order form. Download, complete and fax -- 202 974-8152 – mail or email to [email protected]
Over 1,000 union members, community leaders and politicians will gather to celebrate metro-area labor solidarity and recognize those who have gone above and beyond.
Please show your appreciation and solidarity by purchasing tickets for the dinner.
The reception will begin at 7:00pm with dinner at 8:00pm. Black tie is optional.
EVENING WITH LABOR TICKETS
Dinner Tickets @ $150 each
Tables of Ten @ $1,500 each
Big Screen Ad: for an additional $200 your organization’s name will also be prominently displayed on the giant video screens during dinner and reception!
CHECKS: please make payable to: Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2019.
For questions, call Chris Garlock 202-974-8153, [email protected]