The first drink* at Saturday’s 42nd annual Evening with Labor is on reception sponsor Koonz, McKenney. The local lawfirm has been a longtime major sponsor of the annual gathering, set for March 2 at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt. A limited number of dinner tickets are still available; click here to reserve yours now. This year’s awardees include Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen (BLET) DC Chair Herb Harris (J.C. Turner Award for Outstanding Trade Unionist of the Year); 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.
*wine, beer or soft drink