Congratulations to all of our 2019 winners!

The annual ILCA Labor Media Awards Contest recognizes excellence among member publications, websites, film, video, and other media. It is the first and largest competition exclusively for labor journalists. The 2019 winners represent the best work in labor communications and promote the highest standards of labor journalism.

We had the honor to present awards to some winners in person at our 2019 convention. Awards will be mailed and duplicates can be ordered.

Max Steinbock Award
The highest single award for journalistic excellence

Wake-up Call, National Nurse magazine
Lucia Hwang, California Nurses Association / National Nurses United

Award winners are listed by category in alphabetical order of the categories.

GENERAL EXCELLENCE
Print Publication

National:

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Journals – First
The Boilermaker Reporter – Second
RWDSU Record – Third

Local/regional/state:

UFCW Local 1428 Messenger – First
IBT Local 237 Newsline – Second
California Teacher – Third
Minneapolis Labor Review – Honorable Mention
99 Report, UFCW Local 99 – Honorable Mention

Unions with 10,000 members or fewer:

The Professional, Professional Employees Association – First
Communique, CWA Local 1180 – Second
Perspective, Art Directors Guild/IATSE Local 800 – Third
Allegro magazine, AFM Local 802 – Honorable Mention
Overture magazine, AFM Local 47 – Honorable Mention

Unions with more than 30,000 members:

New York Teacher, United Federation of Teachers/AFT Local 2 – First
National Nurse magazine, California Nurses Association – Second
The Voice, United University Professions – Third
Checkout magazine, UFCW Locals 175 & 633 – Honorable Mention

GENERAL EXCELLENCE
Single-Issue Publication/Collateral

National:

AFGE Then and Now Book – First
IAM Benefits Brochure – Second
IAM It’s Not Your Granddaddy’s Union Anymore – Third

Local/regional/state:

Do We Still Need Unions?, IBEW Local 1245 – First
Right To Work/Prop A Issue, St. Louis Labor Tribune – Second
Transitioning to Retirement, CWA Local 1180 – Third

GENERAL EXCELLENCE
Website

National:

WeWantToWork.org, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers – First
iamadvantage.org, IAM – Second
umwa.org, United Mine Workers of America – Third

Local/regional/state:

www.cft.org, California Federation of Teachers – First
pea.org, Professional Employees Association – Second
medicare4all.org, California Nurses Association – Third
adg.org, Art Directors Guild/IATSE Local 800 – Honorable Mention

GENERAL EXCELLENCE
Electronic Publication

Overture Online, AFM Local 47 – First
The Echo, United University Professions – Second
Union City newsletter, D.C. Metro Washington Labor Council – Third
Local 47 Beat, AFM Local 47 – Honorable Mention

GENERAL EXCELLENCE
Blog

Union City blog, D.C. Metro Washington Labor Council – First
Bonnie Castillo’s blog, California Nurses Association – Second
47 blog, AFM Local 47 – Third

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS
Best Design of a Newspaper or Newsletter (Print)

Communique, CWA Local 1180 – First
Utility Reporter, IBEW Local 1245 – Second
New York Teacher, United Federation of Teachers/AFT Local 2 – Third

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS
Best Design of a Magazine (Print)

National:

Air Line Pilot Dec. 2018, ALPA – First
TWU Express, Transport Workers Union – Second
American Postal Worker, APWU – Third
The Boilermaker Reporter – Honorable Mention

Local/regional/state:

California Teacher, 100th anniversary commemorative issue, California Federation of Teachers – First
Insight, Professional & Technical Employees Local 17 – Second
UFCW Local 1428 Messenger – Third

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS
Best Design of a Single-Issue Publication (Print)

CFT 100th Anniversary Convention Call, California Federation of Teachers – First
CSEA 2019 Calendar, Civil Service Employees Association/AFSCME Local 1000 – Second
VOTE-COPE Brochure, United University Professions – Third

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS
Best Design of a Website, App or Electronic Publication

adg.org, Art Directors Guild/IATSE Local 800 – First
www.cft.org, California Federation of Teachers – Second
medicare4all.org, California Nurses Association – Third

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS
Best Front Page/Cover of a Newspaper or Newsletter (Print)

The Work Force, Civil Service Employees Association/AFSCME Local 1000 – First
UFCW Local 1445 Union News – Second
Missouri Wins AGAIN!, St. Louis Labor Tribune – Third
Utility Reporter, IBEW Local 1245 – Honorable Mention

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS
Best Front Page/Cover of a Magazine (Print)

National:

Night Sky Above the Uncompahgre National Forest, ALPA – First
The Boilermaker Reporter, January-March 2018 – Second
SAG-AFTRA magazine, Summer 2018 – Third

Local/regional/state:

Perspective, Art Directors Guild/IATSE Local 800 – First
What Have You Got On the Line: The Janus Issue, Social Service Employees Union Local 371 – Second
California Teacher, 100th anniversary commemorative issue – Third
Overture Magazine Winter 2018, AFM Local 47 – Honorable Mention

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS
Best Photograph

National:

25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, SAG-AFTRA – First
MBTA Mechanic, IAM – Second
JetBlue Flight Attendants Become TWU Members, TWU – Third

Local/regional/state:

Chase and Dustin Young, Civil Service Employees Association/AFSCME Local 1000 – First
Don’t Worry … Organize!, UFCW 8 Golden State – Second
Laura Manriquez: Classroom veteran looks forward to being a teacher, California Federation of Teachers – Third

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS
Best Photo Essay or Gallery

National:

Thousands Proclaim the U.S. Mail is Not for Sale, APWU – First
Red for Feds Rally, AFGE – Second
Eighth Annual Photography Issue, ALPA – Third

Local/regional/state:

RNRN Camp Fire 2018, California Nurses Association – First
Families Belong Together — El Paso ICE Detention Center Action, California Nurses Association – Second
#Local17is100, Professional & Technical Employees Local 17 – Third

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS
Best Informational Graphic

National:

Finishing Trades Institute VR Infographic, IUPAT – First
District Lodge 776 Banner, IAM – Second
The Landing: The Power of the Orange Card, ALPA – Third

Local/regional/state:

Snapshot in buttons: 25 years of ballot box victories, California Federation of Teachers – First
What is Janus v. AFSCME and how will it impact you, CWA Local 1180 – Second
Holiday Wishes, UFCW Local 1445 Union News Winter 2018 – Third
Our Members Are, MoveUP – Honorable Mention

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS
Best Cartoon

Do We Still Need Unions?, IBEW Local 1245 – First
Everyday Health, Animation Guild Local 839 – Second
Kids, the picture on the wall shows life for workers before unions, IBT Local 237 – Third
Dirty Money, MoveUP – Honorable Mention

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS
Best Illustration

Union Women Are Powerful Women, California Nurses Association – First
Bedridden by Bugs, Social Service Employees Union Local 371 – Second
Who What Vote, Social Service Employees Union Local 371- Third
Grievances Around the Boroughs, Social Service Employees Union Local 371 – Honorable Mention
What’re you gonna do about it: VOTE NOV 6, Social Service Employees Union Local 371 – Honorable Mention

WRITING
Best News Story

National:

Union Fights Back After ICE Raid Targets Ohio Meat Processors, RWDSU – First
‘We won’t be silent anymore:’ Poor People’s Campaign speaks to Congress, People’s World – Second
Despite resistance, women of color aim for political power in 2018 and beyond, People’s World – Third
Fate of veterans major issue for unionists at D.C. conference, People’s World – Honorable Mention
DOJ says transgender discrimination not a violation of federal law, People’s World – Honorable Mention

Local/regional/state:

Largest ever California wildfire tears lives apart, California Federation of Teachers – First
In The Clear — IBEW 1245 tree trimmers work to reduce the risk of wildfires – Second
Enough is enough, CWA Local 1180 – Third
CFT scores major legislative victory by prohibiting for-profit charter schools in California, California Federation of Teachers – Honorable Mention
Hope and 500 union jobs return to Granite City, St. Louis Labor Tribune – Honorable Mention

WRITING
Best Feature Story

National:

Farmington #9 50 Years Later, United Mine Workers – First
Between A Strike and a Hard Place, Lia Russell (freelance) – Second
Journalists Under Fire, SAG-AFTRA – Third

Local/regional/state:

Art of Inclusion, Animation Guild Local 839 – First
Striking a chord, United Federation of Teachers/AFT Local 2 – Second
Sherrie Ponder, a woman trailblazer, St. Louis Labor Tribune – Third

WRITING
Best Analysis

National:

The Real Story About Miners, Black Lung and the Life and Death Struggle for Benefits, United Mine Workers – First
‘Sweat,’ an unsentimental collective portrait of a working class in retreat, People’s World – Second
‘The Workers Cup:’ New documentary tackles soccer and slavery, People’s World – Third
Slavery in the 21st Century: What You Need to Know About Flying and Human Trafficking, ALPA – Honorable Mention

Local/regional/state:

Danger in Disguise, California Nurses Association – First
Students need more mental health support on campus, faculty too, California Federation of Teachers – Second
Legislative Report – The Fight to Save Time-and-One-Half, UFCW Local 1445 – Third

WRITING
Best Profile

National:

FedEx Pilot Helps Provide the Gift of Sight, ALPA – First
Council Rep earned a reputation for fairness, fierceness, SPEEA – Second
Katie Jordan: A hero to the workers of Chicago, People’s World – Third
Warrior Union Woman: The Fire & Sunshine of My Friend Gwen, Transport Workers Union – Honorable Mention

Local/regional/state:

Upstate doctor answers call to help heal overseas, United University Professions – First
Member’s anti-plastic campaign goes global, United University Professions – Second
Soft-spoken Discontent, UFCW Local 324 – Third
Farewell Farrell: A Salute to MoveUP’s Great Gwenne, MoveUP – Honorable Mention
Rodriguez’s dedication highlighted in Women Working Calendar, Civil Service Employees Association/AFSCME Local 1000 – Honorable Mention
Here to Help, Professional Employees Association – Honorable Mention

WRITING
Best Editorial or Column

National:

It’s Time For Women to Lead, Actors Equity Association – First
As immigrants are targeted, unions stand behind workers from all backgrounds, IUPAT – Second
Networks Feel Street Heat Negotiations, American Federation of Musicians – Third
Force multiplier, National Association of Letter Carriers – Honorable Mention

Local/regional/state:

Children are dying, hundreds left outside sick, suffering, California Nurses Association – First
We must protect children, not the merchants of death, California Federation of Teachers – Second
Teach Them Young, CWA Local 1180 – Third

WRITING
Best Labor History Story

A Century of Progress: Honoring the March Forward of Women Letter Carriers, National Association of Letter Carriers – First
Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike Anniversary: 50 Years Later, Unity of Labor and Civil Rights Lives On, APWU – Second
Vet remembers filling in for ’70 strikers, National Association of Letter Carriers – Third
Frances Perkins: The woman who helped end the Great Depression, People’s World – Honorable Mention

WRITING
Best Series

National:

Delivering care beyond the last mile, National Association of Letter Carriers – First
China’s labor movement keeping pace with globalization, People’s World – Second
Alito’s Folly: How the Supreme Court’s Janus Decision Undermines Democracy and Workers’ Rights, People’s World – Third

Local/regional/state:

Unsafe at any price, St. Louis Labor Tribune – First
We give 100 percent at Staying Union, Staying Strong, Civil Service Employees Association/AFSCME Local 1000 – Second
Local 400 Acts!, UFCW Local 400 – Third
Why Vote No Prop A, St. Louis Labor Tribune – Honorable Mention

WRITING
Best Electronic Content

cft.org, California Federation of Teachers – First
uupinfo.org, United University Professions – Second
Things You Should Know, Art Directors Guild/IATSE Local 800 – Third
The Local 47 Beat, AFM Local 47 – Honorable Mention

SAUL MILLER AWARDS
Organizing

National:

The Long Struggle from Charleston, WV to Columbus, OH, United Mine Workers – First
Progressive Change conference sessions teach candidates how to run campaigns, People’s World – Second
Doubling Local Membership in a Few Short Months? Check., AFGE – Third

Local/regional/state:

Building a Legacy, California Nurses Association – First
Organizing at the chapters, United University Professions – Second
Teacher Leader program empowers educator voice, California Federation of Teachers – Third
New contract a successful organizing tool, United University Professions – Honorable Mention
Kroger West Virginia Members Ratify New Contract, UFCW Local 400 – Honorable Mention

SAUL MILLER AWARDS
Collective Bargaining

National:

Keeping Public Transit Public, IAM – First
Hanford nuke workers win health and safety deal, People’s World – Second
Strength in Numbers, ALPA – Third
TWU Strategic Fightback Campaign Secures Local 291 Victory, TWU – Honorable Mention
Unfriendly skies: United Airlines food workers want a union and safe passenger meals, People’s World – Honorable Mention

Local/regional/state:

Librarians are determined to win a better contract, California Federation of Teachers – First
Hundreds protest at Minneapolis school board; MFT Local 59 teachers call for ‘the schools our students deserve,’ Minneapolis Labor Review – Second
Our union restores job, reputation for unfairly fired worker, Civil Service Employees Association/AFSCME Local 1000 – Third

SAUL MILLER AWARDS
Political Action

National:

Message delivered: U.S. Mail is not for sale, National Association of Letter Carriers – First
Labor’s Maria Elena Durazo on the ballot for California State Senate, People’s World – Second
Voter rights propositions look like winners in battleground state of Michigan, People’s World – Third
People vs. Corporations, IAM – Honorable Mention

Local/regional/state:

Janus vs. AFSCME Council 31, United University Professions – First
Our voices must be heard! Members elected to district governing boards, California Federation of Teachers – Second
Legislating and Lobbying for Labor, UFCW Local 1428 – Third
MRLF celebrates work of Labor 2018 field staff, Minneapolis Labor Review – Honorable Mention

ELECTRONIC MEDIA
Best Use of Social Media

National:

#MemberMondays, SAG-AFTRA – First
Let’s Talk About It: Inside the Industry Series, SAG-AFTRA – Second
#StrikeBBH, SAG-AFTRA – Third
UMWA Pension Fight, United Mine Workers – Honorable Mention
ALPA Alaska Pilots “Elf on a Shelf” Social Media Campaign – Honorable Mention

Local/regional/state:

Union Member Monday Profile: Carol Lewis, UFCW Locals 175 & 633 – First
National Nurses United Safe Staffing Social Media Campaign, California Nurses Association – Second
CSEA Stay Union, Stay Strong campaign, Civil Service Employees Association/AFSCME Local 1000 – Third
United Federation of Teachers/AFT Local 2 Instagram – Honorable Mention

ELECTRONIC MEDIA
Best News Video

JetBlue Informational Picketing Video, ALPA – First
Missouri Defeats Prop A, IAM – Second
Partnership Works in Nashville, IUPAT – Third
Boston Teachers Union: Contract Highlights Video, 617MediaGroup – Honorable Mention

ELECTRONIC MEDIA
Best Issue Advocacy Video

San Francisco’s Day of Action – #YesOnE, Actors Equity Association – First
Fresh Mark ICE Raid, RWDSU – Second
Red For Feds, AFGE – Third
End the Lockout, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers – Honorable Mention

ELECTRONIC MEDIA
Best Promotional Video

Vulcan Stove: Boilermakers Local S-50 – First
Iron Work – Women’s Work, Solidarity Films/Chuck Bolland – Second
Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 Promotional Video, 617MediaGroup – Third

Local/regional/state:

’Twas the week before Christmas, UFCW Local 324 – First
16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, MoveUP – Second
IBEW 1245 — 2018 Year in Review – Third
CSEA 2018 ADM Recap, Civil Service Employees Association/AFSCME Local 1000 – Honorable Mention

ELECTRONIC MEDIA
Best Longform Video

TWU History: The Local 234 Strike of 2016 – First
Bridge to a Cleaner Energy Future, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers – Second
Contract Now: The Power of TWU Organizing Jet Blue Flight Attendants – Third
The Best NEAT Agreement Ever Reached, Actors Equity Association – Honorable Mention

ELECTRONIC MEDIA
Best Education and Training Video

Jumpseat Etiquette? Yes, Please!, ALPA – First
Janus 101, Transport Workers Union – Second
TWU Lobbying Do’s & Don’t’s – Third

ELECTRONIC MEDIA
Best Audio/Podcast/Radio Broadcast

The Attack on Public Employee Workers and Unions and How They’re Resisting, Heartland Labor Forum – First
Erik Loomis: A History of America in 10 Strikes and Undoing Missouri’s Public Sector, Heartland Labor Forum – Second
Reaching out with Gregory Floyd – Lead poisoning in children with Cory Stern, IBT Local 237 – Third
Prop A: How We Defeated Right to Work, Heartland Labor Forum – Honorable Mention

POLITICAL ACTION/ORGANIZING CAMPAIGN
Best Flyer

Amtrak Lobby Day Flyer, Transport Workers Union – First
TWU Organizing Flyer – Second
United Auto Workers – UMass Lowell Union of Adjunct Faculty, 617MediaGroup – Third

POLITICAL ACTION/ORGANIZING CAMPAIGN
Best Collateral

LIUNA Public Sector: Be the Power Communications Toolkit – First
Boston Teachers Union: Red for Ed “Our Students Deserve” Poster, 617MediaGroup – Second
Do What Sets Your Soul On Fire, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers – Third

BEST MULTIMEDIA CAMPAIGN

#NotALabRat, Actors Equity Association – First
ALPA Frontier Pilots Contract Negotiations – Second
When We Flew Again: Memories from Sept. 14, 2001, ALPA – Third
United Auto Workers – UMass Lowell Union of Adjunct Faculty Contract Campaign, 617MediaGroup – Honorable Mention