Jos Williams heads up this year’s Evening with Labor award-winners. The longtime local labor leader will be presented with the coveted JC Turner Award for Outstanding Trades Unionist of the Year, local labor’s top award, at the 2016 Evening With Labor on March 12. “Jos has been a shining beacon of labor leadership, not just to those of us in the metro-area movement but across the country and around the world,” said Gino Renne, 1st Vice President of the Council and president of UFCW 1994/MCGEO. “He has led by stellar example, setting a high bar of worker solidarity that succeeding generations are honored to carry forward.” Other winners include Thomas M. Bradley Community Services Awards for SMART Local 100 and Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons Local 891 in recognition of their outstanding support for the Council’s Community Services Agency (CSA). WTU Local 6 and AFSCME Local 658 will receive Organizing Awards for their work to sign up hundreds of new union members, and National Nurses United and UFCW 400, whose conscientious efforts to turn out members, affiliates and allies for street actions in support of organizing and contract campaigns, will collect Golden Picket Sign Awards. Special honors will also go to Fred Allen, a Labor Council trustee, member of the Graphics Communications Conference of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 538C, and the Evening with Labor Dinner Chairman for most of its 39 years. Allen will receive recognition for his nearly four decades of service coordinating the dinner and its committees. News4 politics and government reporter Tom Sherwood will emcee the event. Deadline for program book ads is February 19; click here for info on ads and tickets. photo by Chris Langford
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