The highlight of the Metro Washington Council’s annual Evening with Labor – set for April 4, 2020 at Martin’s Crosswinds -- are the awards recognizing outstanding achievement in the local labor movement. This year’s winners include Saul Schniderman (AFSCME 2910) for the Joslyn N. Williams Vanguard Award; ATU 689 and IUOE 99 won Organizing awards, and this year’s Golden Picket Sign winners include ATU 689/ATU 1764 (for the Transdev strikes) and DCNA and SEIU1199 (for the UMC/Howard Univ/East End Campaign). Community Services awards were won by IUPAT District 51 and its Finishing Trades Institute; Eastern Atlantic States Regional Carpenters Council, Sisters in the Brotherhood and its MACTC in Upper Marlboro; Plumbers and Gasfitters Local 5 and it's JATC and Apprenticeship Training Center.
Andrew Washington (AFSCME Council 20) and Laura Fuchs (WTU 6) won DC COPE awards, and Tom Killeen (SMART 100) won the Suburban Maryland COPE award.
The 2019 Outstanding Ally is Rev. Graylan Hagler.
Nominations are now being accepted for the JC Turner Award; click here for the nomination form and criteria for nominations.
photo: ATU 689 strike pickets in Herndon, VA