Thanking the Council for "all the great work you have done," Williams noted that "Montgomery County has been the Mecca for economic and social justice in the state." UFCW 1994/MCGEO president Gino Renne said that "Jos has been a warrior for social and economic justice his entire life, and has always stood shoulder to shoulder with our members regardless of the battle." Williams drew laughter and a standing ovation when he declared that while he's retiring as Metro Council president, "I'm not retiring from the labor movement," promising he'll be keeping a close eye on the fight for justice in Montgomery County.
Williams will receive the JC Turner Award for Outstanding Trades Unionist at the March 12 Evening with Labor; email [email protected] or call 202-974-8221 for tickets.
photos by Chris Garlock (group shot) and Council staff (Navarro photo)