Maryland: Herbert Harris, BLET/IBT: While Herbert (right) is a new delegate to the Labor Council from BLET/IBT, he’s a long-time face and friend of ours. Aside from working with the labor council to advance the critical Rail Safely and Security Act of 2016, Herbert has been a consistent participant in DC COPE meetings – assisting in the chairing of a candidate endorsement session in 2016 – and has also support and attended other COPE activities including GOTV efforts in Northern Virginia and in the Tri-County area of Southern Maryland.
DC: Dyana Forester, UFCW 400: A dedicated labor leader with UFCW 400, Dyana (above left) has continuously attended and participated in COPE activities in both DC and MD. She was a key leader in the fights to raise D.C.’s minimum wage to $15/hr and worked tirelessly to get the D.C. Council to pass a strong and pro-worker paid family leave policy at the end of 2015. Dyana is committed to mobilizing staff and workplace leaders to canvasses and engage in the political process, and has shown a strong commitment to hosting and supporting the development of our Prince George’s/Montgomery County COPE committee.
This is the fourth in a series of profiles of the winners of the 2016 EWL awards, which will be presented at the 40th annual Evening with Labor on March 25 at the Washington Hilton Hotel. Click here for details on how to place an ad in the program book or purchase tickets.