The Metro Washington Council and UFCW Local 400 joined other winners in the International Labor Communications Association’s Labor Media Awards last month at the AFL-CIO. “Union City" won first place in the General Excellence - Electronic Newsletter category for 2014, while UFCW Local 400 collected an impressive seven awards, including five first places at a luncheon on Dec. 12. “Your work informs union members and the general public about issues important to working families, and inspires other unions to achieve the same quality,” said ILCA Executive Council President Kathy Cummings. “All of this year’s winners truly exemplify our goal of amplifying labor’s voice around the world.”
photo: Union City Managing Editor Chris Garlock and UFCW Local 400's Karlyn Williams
Other DC-based winners include AFGE, the Air Line Pilots Association, the Amalgamated Transit Union, The Center for Construction Research and Training, IAM, IBEW, the Boilermakers, LIUNA, Sheet Metal Workers, Union Privilege and the United Mine Workers; click here for the complete list of winners. Keynote speaker George Lakoff, professor of cognitive science and linguistics at the University of California at Berkeley, called for the establishment of a “new progressive infrastructure” to counter the effects of what he said has been a more than forty-year-effort by the right wing to first establish and then nurture right-wing think tanks and institutes.