UFCW Local 400 and the Metro Washington Council punched well above their weight in the annual 2018 International Labor Communications Association (ILCA) Labor Media Contest, winning 14 awards between the two organization’s various media. “These awards are a testament to the incredible vibrancy of the metro Washington region’s labor movement and to the dedicated labor communicators who get the word out on so many exciting platforms,” said Metro Council president Jackie Jeter. “Kudos to everyone involved!”
Local 400 won two first-place awards for their reports on organizing and political action, three second-place awards for reporting on collective bargaining, Best Series and Best Editorial or Column, a third-place award for Best Profile and Honorable Mentions for General Excellence and Best Feature Story on the Local 400 website.
The Metro Washington Council’s Union City newsletter once again took first place -- the eighth time it’s been recognized -- while thedclabor.org website won two awards. Union City Radio took top honors in two categories, and the Labor History Today podcast – which just completed its first year -- won second place in the Best Audio/Podcast/Radio Broadcast category.
A number of DC-based international unions also won awards; click here for the complete list of winners. The awards will be distributed at the annual ILCA Awards Luncheon on December 7 at the AFL-CIO.
photo: from "Local 400 Members Speak Out on Capitol Hill," UFCW 400 1st place ILCA award-winner for political action writing