"Union City" has won top honors for the third consecutive year in the International Labor Communications Association (ILCA) Labor Media Awards, taking first place in the "General Excellence - Electronic Newsletter" category for 2016. UFCW Local 400, which has also won in previous years, collected three awards in 2016, for reporting on organizing and bargaining victories, and for website design. ILCA is the professional organization of labor communicators in North America. This year’s winners, who “represent some of the best and most inspired work in labor communications,” topped a field that saw an increase of more than 50% in entries and many new participating creators and organizations. Other DC-based winners include AFGE, ALPA, APWU, ATU, IAM, IBEW, Seafarers, the Transport Workers Union, UMWA and UUP. Sender’s Communications, which produces the Metro Council’s DC Labor 411 guide, also won first place in "Electronic Media: Best Use of Social Media." The International Labor Communications Association awards will be presented at a ceremony on December 9 at the Laborers. Click here for the complete list of 2016 awardees. Union City has now won first place five times, in 2008, 2010, 2014, 2015 and 2016.