Retiring Metro Council president Jos Williams was awarded a special Eyes on the Prize Award at the AFL-CIO's MLK Conference Award Gala and Dinner Sunday night, as Maryland State and DC AFL-CIO president Fred Mason lauded "stellar trade unionist" Williams' "46 years of service and leadership" to the labor movement and workers. "It's been a labor of love," said a surprised and visibly moved Williams (left). "I'm gratified to accept the award; the struggle continues." Other local awardees included DC Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, SEIU 32BJ's Jaime Contreras (right), Jews United for Justice and Rev. Lionel Edmonds of the Washington Interfaith Network. photo by Kathleen McKirchy
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