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SIU – p. 32
St Louis Labor Tribune – p. 26
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UFCW Local 400 – p. 28
UMWA – p. 34
Union Plus – p. 22
UUP – p. 28

2021 Convention Highlights

Thanks to everyone who participated in the December 2021 convention, which took place virtually following this agenda. Two ways to revisit the convention are to watch the keynote remarks by AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler and to read the commemorative journal. To connect with ILCA in 2022, subscribe to the ILCA newsletter and listserv and follow on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Presenting the 2021 Labor Media Awards Contest Winners

Congratulations to the 2021 Labor Media Awards Contest winners!

Display your pride with downloadable winners graphics. Celebrate your achievement at our virtual awards ceremony, taking place during our Dec. 9, 2021, Special Convention.

Max Steinbock Award
The highest single award for journalistic excellence

Dearly Departed
Kari Jones, National Nurse Magazine, California Nurses Association/NNU

GENERAL EXCELLENCE
Print Publication

RWDSU Record, RWDSU – First
IATSE Official Bulletin, IATSE – Second
National Nurse Magazine, California Nurses Association/NNU – Third
The Boilermaker Reporter, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers – Honorable Mention

GENERAL EXCELLENCE
Print Publication by Union with Under 10,000 Members

Keyframe Magazine, Animation Guild Local 839 – First
The Professional (PEA Quarterly Magazine), Professional Employees Association – Second
Insight Magazine, Professional & Technical Employees Local 17 – Third
IUOE Local 4 Winter 2020 Newsletter, 617MediaGroup – Honorable Mention
Pipefitters Local 537 Newsletter, 617MediaGroup – Honorable Mention

GENERAL EXCELLENCE
Print Publication by Union with 10,001-30,000 Members

The Washington Nurse Magazine, Washington State Nurses Assn. – First
Local Voice 2020, MoveUP – Second
The Unionist, SSEU Local 371 – Third
Observer Spring-Fall 2020, Air Transport District Lodge 142 – Honorable Mention
Utility Reporter, IBEW Local 1245 – Honorable Mention

GENERAL EXCELLENCE
Print Publication by Union with 30,001+ Members

The Caregiver: Spring 2020, United Domestic Workers of America AFSCME Local 3 – First
Voice of Action Summer-Fall 2020, UFCW 8 Golden State – Second
The Voice Special Issue: Coronavirus; The Voice Spring 2020, United University Professions – Third
The Work Force, CSEA AFSCME Local 1000 – Honorable Mention
Minneapolis Labor Review, March 27, 2020 and April 24, 2020 issues, Minneapolis Labor Review – Honorable Mention

GENERAL EXCELLENCE
Single-Issue Publication/Collateral

National:

In Transit – October-November-December 2020, Amalgamated Transit Union – First
Guidance to Support AAPI Workers Factsheet and Poster, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance – Second
The Laborer Magazine – Election 2020 – Special Keepsake Edition, LIUNA – Third
When the Mail Stopped! 50th Anniversary of the Great Postal Strike of 1970, APWU – Honorable Mention

Local:

2020 UDW Legislative Scorecard, United Domestic Workers of America AFSCME Local 3 – First
Teamsters Local 2010 Special COVID-19 Edition Newsletter, Teamsters Local 2010 – Second
Communique, CWA Local 1180 – Third
Community Labor United – Care that Works Coalition, 617MediaGroup – Honorable Mention
“Together We Can Make Kroger Better” Brochure, UFCW Local 400 – Honorable Mention

GENERAL EXCELLENCE
Website

National:

IATSE.net, IATSE – First
UMWA Website, United Mine Workers of America – Second
Election Center, AFGE – Third
www.atu.org, Amalgamated Transit Union – Honorable Mention
BAmazon Union Now, RWDSU – Honorable Mention

Local/regional/state:

thelafed.org, L.A. County Federation of Labor – First
www.teamsters2010.org, Teamsters Local 2010 – Second
mightyunion.org, SSEU Local 371 – Third
UFCW400.org, UFCW Local 400 – Honorable Mention
My Union, My Future, United Domestic Workers of America AFSCME Local 3 – Honorable Mention

GENERAL EXCELLENCE
Electronic Publication

National:

Government Standard, AFGE – First
SAG-AFTRA Digital Magazine, SAG-AFTRA – Second
PASS News Now, Professional Aviation Safety Specialists – Third
ATU Dispatch, Amalgamated Transit Union – Honorable Mention

Local/regional/state:

The Caregiver: Fall 2020, United Domestic Workers of America AFSCME Local 3 – First
The Caregiver: Summer 2020, United Domestic Workers of America AFSCME Local 3 – Second
UUPConnect April 17 & April 24, 2020, United University Professions – Third
CFT United, California Federation of Teachers – Honorable Mention

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS
Best Design of a Magazine (Print)

National:

The Boilermaker Reporter Winter 2020, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers – First
Air Line Pilot Magazine April 2020, Air Line Pilots Association – Second
SAG-AFTRA Magazine, SAG-AFTRA – Third

Local/regional/state:

The Washington Nurse Magazine – Winter 2020 edition, Washington State Nurses Assn. – First
The Voice Special Issue: Coronavirus, United University Professions – Second
Messenger Winter 2020, UFCW Local 1428 – Third
Voice of Action Summer 2020, UFCW 8 Golden State – Honorable Mention

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

National:

Iowa Victories, RWDSU – First
Seafarers LOG Feb. 2020, Seafarers International Union – Second
Seafarers LOG March 2020, Seafarers International Union – Third

Local/regional/state:

Local 300 Summer 2020, LIUNA Local 300 – First
Teamsters Local 2010 Special COVID-19 Edition Newsletter, Teamsters Local 2010 – Second
UFCW 1776 KS Newsletter, 617MediaGroup – Third
99Report Summer 2020, UFCW Local 99 – Honorable Mention

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

2020 UDW Legislative Scorecard, United Domestic Workers of America AFSCME Local 3 – First
UFCW 1776 KS Annual Report, 617MediaGroup – Second
CFT Convention Call – Rise Up, Recover, Rebuild, California Federation of Teachers – Third
CSEA STOP School Magnet, CSEA AFSCME Local 1000 – Honorable Mention
UFCW Local 400 “Together We Can Make Kroger Better” Brochure, UFCW Local 400 – Honorable Mention

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

National:

National Nurse Magazine April-May-June 2020, California Nurses Association/NNU – First
IUPAT National Spring 2020 Newsletter, 617MediaGroup – Second
In Transit October-November-December 2020, Amalgamated Transit Union – Third
Air Line Pilot Magazine April 2020, Air Line Pilots Association – Honorable Mention
SAG-AFTRA Magazine Spring 2020, SAG-AFTRA – Honorable Mention

Local/regional/state:

Insight Magazine – Spring/Summer 2020, Professional & Technical Employees Local 17 – First
Insight Magazine – Sept/Oct 2020, Professional & Technical Employees Local 17 – Second
The Washington Nurse – Winter 2020, Washington State Nurses Assn. – Third
The Professional (PEA Quarterly Magazine), Professional Employees Association – Honorable Mention

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

The City That Never Sleeps is in a Deep Slumber, CWA Local 1180 – First
Black Lives Matter, SSEU Local 371 – Second
The Caregiver: Fall 2020, United Domestic Workers of America AFSCME Local 3 – Third
UFCW Local 1445 Union News, UFCW Local 1445 – Honorable Mention

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

National:

SAG-AFTRA New Member Handbook, SAG-AFTRA – First
IATSE.net, IATSE – Second
Seafarers LOG, Seafarers International Union – Third
First Air Master Executive Council Website, Air Line Pilots Association – Honorable Mention

Local/regional/state:

mightyunion.org, SSEU Local 371 – First
thelafed.org, L.A. County Federation of Labor – Second
Ironworkers Local 7 Website, 617MediaGroup – Third
FTIUM Training Center Replica, 617MediaGroup – Honorable Mention
L.A. UNION VOTES, L.A. County Federation of Labor – Honorable Mention

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS
Best Informational Graphic

National:

Can you see me now? 8 Video Conference Tips for Union Activists, AFGE – First
Managing Pandemic Stress During Crisis, Utility Workers Union of America – Second
Transit ballot initiatives – In Transit- July-Aug.-Sept. 2020, Amalgamated Transit Union – Third

Local/regional/state:

PGCEA Infographic, 617MediaGroup – First
1000 Strong: Targeted Local Hire, L.A. County Federation of Labor – Second
Greater Boston Building Trades Unions, 617MediaGroup – Third
Wearing A Mask Protects You and Others, UFCW 8 Golden State – Honorable Mention

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS
Best Illustration

National:

Year of the Nurse 2020 (An Unconventional Gathering), California Nurses Association/NNU – First
Locals Fight on the Frontline Against Pandemic, In Transit – July-Aug-Sept. 2020, Amalgamated Transit Union – Second
A Roadmap for Successful Government Operations During COVID-19, AFGE – Third
Beyond the call of duty, National Association of Letter Carriers – Honorable Mention

Local/regional/state:

Welcome to Uniontown, L.A. County Federation of Labor – First
COVID-19 Social Graphics, United Domestic Workers of America AFSCME Local 3 – Second
L.A. UNION VOTES 2020, L.A. County Federation of Labor – Third
Compassionate Harvest, SSEU Local 371 – Honorable Mention

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS
Best Cartoon

Fight For Our Future, MoveUP – First
COVID 19, IBEW Local 1245 – Second
Greater Boston Building Trades Unions Cartoon, 617MediaGroup – Third
UFCW 1776 KS Cartoon, 617MediaGroup – Honorable Mention

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS
Best Photograph

National:

Women in Trades: Kayla Vander Molen, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers – First
Paying Respects – Honoring Guatemala’s Disappeared with Medical Care for the Survivors, California Nurses Association/NNU – Second
Air Line Pilot Magazine December 2020, Air Line Pilots Association – Third
Thank you for bringing my mail!, National Association of Letter Carriers – Honorable Mention

Local/regional/state:

Black Lives Matter – Los Angeles, Production for the People – First
Sue Fontana, CSEA AFSCME Local 1000 – Second
A candle-light vigil at the “Say Their Names” cemetery, Minneapolis Labor Review – Third
Dawn Destine and Ben Greene, CSEA AFSCME Local 1000 – Honorable Mention

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS
Best Photo Essay or Gallery

National:

Nurses Say: Black Lives Matter – Juneteenth 2020, California Nurses Association/NNU – First
Apprentices from across the US shine during pandemic, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers – Second
IATSE: Met Opera Interactive Virtual Picket Line, IATSE – Third
Good of 2020 photo essay, SPEEA – Honorable Mention

Local/regional/state:

Members at Work, UFCW Local 1428 – First
Union Maintains Pressure on Rite Aid With Widespread Picketing and Boycott, UFCW 8 Golden State – Second
“Let’s have our voices count!” urge CFT Black leaders, California Federation of Teachers – Third
UnionsForAll Rally Against Corporate Greed, Minneapolis Labor Review – Honorable Mention

WRITING
Best Analysis

National:

SAG-AFTRA Magazine: “Black Lives Matter,” SAG-AFTRA – First
Silence Kills, California Nurses Association/NNU – Second
The CARES Act: What It Means to ALPA Members, Air Line Pilot Magazine, Air Line Pilots Association – Third

Local/regional/state:

Special Education in Crisis – A CFT Special Report, California Federation of Teachers – First
New postmaster general moves to slow US Mail delivery, Minneapolis Labor Review – Second
Labor constituency groups highlight need to help workers, CSEA AFSCME Local 1000 – Third
1 Virus Shuts Down the World. 1 Black Man’s Death Opens It Back Up, CWA Local 1180 – Honorable Mention

WRITING
Best Editorial or Column

National:

This Juneteenth, Celebrating Black Freedom Means Caring About Black Health, California Nurses Association/NNU – First
The reason Smithfield decided to slaughter workers along with the hogs, The People’s World – Second
The People are Proving We’re No “Joke,” APWU – Third
Racial and Economic Justice are Forever Intertwined, RWDSU – Honorable Mention

Local/regional/state:

Hatred Has No Place in America Today, CWA Local 1180 – First
As Long As We Have We, Teamsters Local 237 – Second
St. Louis/Southern Illinois Labor Tribune – Front-line workers lead in times of crisis, St. Louis Labor Tribune – Third
We Deserve Better, MoveUP – Honorable Mention
Be a protester – Vote!, Teamsters Local 237 – Honorable Mention

WRITING
Best Electronic Content

National:

The IBB Update, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers – First
SAG-AFTRA Back to Work Hub, SAG-AFTRA – Second
ALPA Furloughed Pilot Support, Air Line Pilots Association – Third

Local/regional/state:

www.cft.org, California Federation of Teachers – First
UUPConnect: Coronavirus, United University Professions – Second
Facing Racial Injustice – for caregivers, empathy can be the path to racial healing, United Domestic Workers of America AFSCME Local 3 – Third

WRITING
Best Feature Story

National:

Miracle Workers, California Nurses Association/NNU – First
How an assassin’s bullet helped create the postal exam, National Association of Letter Carriers – Second
Postal pioneers, National Association of Letter Carriers – Third
Federal Workers, AFGE Celebrate Paid Parental Leave Victory Taking Effect, AFGE – Honorable Mention

Local/regional/state:

Special Education in Crisis – A CFT Special Report, California Federation of Teachers – First
The Perfect Time to Make America Uncomfortable / Black Lives Matter package, SSEU Local 371 – Second
Working for patients through grief, fear, uncertainty, United University Professions – Third
Amid health care mask shortage, CSEA activist leads effort, CSEA AFSCME Local 1000 – Honorable Mention

WRITING
Best Labor History Story

The Great Postal Strike: Celebrating the 50th anniversary, National Association of Letter Carriers – First
Essential service: In times of adversity, the country recognizes the importance of its mail and letter carriers, National Association of Letter Carriers – Second
When the Mail Stopped! 50th Anniversary of the 1970 Great Postal Strike, APWU – Third
Stand! Keyboardist and Composer Discusses His ‘Union Movie About a Union Story,’ American Federation of Musicians – Honorable Mention
Miners Have Always Had to Fight for Dignity and Respect, United Mine Workers of America – Honorable Mention

WRITING
Best News Story

National:

Seeking justice for Breonna Taylor: Essential health worker killed by police, The People’s World – First
Federal Agencies Still Drag Feet in Protecting Workers Against Coronavirus, AFGE – Second
TV Musicians Rally, March Through Times Square to Demand a Fair Contract, American Federation of Musicians (AFM) – Third
APWU Members Rally with Community to Demand Congress Save the Post Office and Stop Mail Delays, APWU – Honorable Mention
Uber, Lyft drivers keep up the pressure: ‘We are employees, not contractors,’ The People’s World – Honorable Mention

Local/regional/state:

“Let’s have our voices count!” urge CFT Black leaders, California Federation of Teachers – First
Drug Doctor Arrested, SSEU Local 371 – Second
‘Every day is like taking a roller coaster ride,’ CSEA AFSCME Local 1000 – Third
‘Roll-in’ event urges action to help entertainment and event industry workers, save independent venues, St. Louis Labor Tribune – Honorable Mention
SEIU Healthcare nursing home workers demand protections, paid leave as COVID-19 sweeps through facilities, St. Louis Labor Tribune – Honorable Mention

WRITING
Best Profile

National:

Passion for people spurs Boilermaker’s political activism, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers – First
A life of letters, National Association of Letter Carriers – Second
PASS Member Profile: Carolyn ‘CJ’ Meushaw, Professional Aviation Safety Specialists – Third
Sioux Falls Smithfield disaster reflects ongoing national battle, The People’s World – Honorable Mention
Member volunteers for air rescue to ‘give back,’ SPEEA – Honorable Mention

Local/regional/state:

Members on the H+H Frontlines, CWA Local 1180 – First
Fifty Times a Parent, SSEU Local 371 – Second
Paul da Silva became the candidate he wanted to see, California Federation of Teachers – Third
Parsons: ‘It’s been a work life worth living,’ CSEA AFSCME Local 1000 – Honorable Mention
1000 Strong: Curtis Scott, L.A. County Federation of Labor – Honorable Mention

WRITING
Best Series

National:

Fight for $15: Worker Profiles, The People’s World – First
2020 National Association of Letter Carriers Heroes of the Year Awards, National Association of Letter Carriers – Second
Beyond the call of duty: Letter carriers deliver community service year-round, National Association of Letter Carriers – Third

Local/regional/state:

Sequestered for Grid Security, IBEW Local 1245 – First
Classrooms during COVID, United Federation of Teachers AFT Local 2 – Second
Highway workers stay safe on the front lines, CSEA AFSCME Local 1000 – Third

SAUL MILLER AWARDS
Collective Bargaining

National:

Local S6 Built is BEST BUILT, IAMAW – First
Not without a Fight, California Nurses Association/NNU – Second
SAG-AFTRA Members Rally Outside Spanish Broadcasting System, SAG-AFTRA – Third

Local/regional/state:

How Peralta won the first pay parity in California community colleges, California Federation of Teachers – First
St. Lawrence County overcomes COVID-19 challenges, secures 5-year contract, CSEA AFSCME Local 1000 – Second
MFT Education Support Professionals: ‘One job should be enough,’ Minneapolis Labor Review – Third
Building knowledge and power, CSEA AFSCME Local 1000 – Honorable Mention

SAUL MILLER AWARDS
Organizing

National:

In historic, landslide victory, North Carolina RNs vote to unionize, California Nurses Association/NNU – First
As Feds Fight for Proper PPE, Coronavirus Hits Home with First Deaths, AFGE – Second
Musicians of Chicago’s Teatro Zinzanni Win Union Recognition During COVID, American Federation of Musicians (AFM) – Third

Local/regional/state:

“A Pursuit Worth Fighting For” – After Years-Long Organizing Drive, Unrepresented Workers at Trayer Vote to Join IBEW 1245, IBEW Local 1245 – First
UUP goes all-out for members during pandemic, United University Professions – Second
Thousands of UC lecturers organize for job rights, fair salaries, California Federation of Teachers – Third
UNITE HERE Local 17: Tattersall Distillery staff organize, prepare for union election, Minneapolis Labor Review – Honorable Mention
Pandemic response prompts decision to commit to UUP, United University Professions – Honorable Mention

SAUL MILLER AWARDS
Political Action

National:

Members to lawmakers: Close the loophole on Paid Family and Medical Leave, SPEEA – First
How a Union Save Public Transit, Amalgamated Transit Union – Second
The HEALS Act Puts Lives at Risk, California Nurses Association/NNU – Third
Nurses Demand Proper Protective Gear, not Scarves, California Nurses Association/NNU – Honorable Mention

Local/regional/state:

The IBEW Had My Back – And I’m Going to Have Yours!, IBEW Local 1245 – First
What I did to help win in Election 2020: Five retirees recount their extraordinary efforts, California Federation of Teachers – Second
Harvard Graduate Students Union, 617MediaGroup – Third
UUPers have role in renaming New Paltz buildings, United University Professions – Honorable Mention

ELECTRONIC MEDIA
Best Audio/Podcast/Radio Broadcast

National:

SAG-AFTRA Podcast: The State of Unions, SAG-AFTRA – First
SAG-AFTRA Podcast: Digital Clones, SAG-AFTRA – Second
PSA: Gratitude, APWU – Third
The Alaska Pilots Podcast: Leading the Puck, Air Line Pilots Association – Honorable Mention
Beyond the Page Podcast: Rev. Liz Theoharis talks voter suppression and poverty, The People’s World – Honorable Mention

Local/regional/state:

Welcome to Uniontown, L.A. County Federation of Labor – First
Studio 371: The Podcast, SSEU Local 371 – Second
Reaching Out with Gregory Floyd – with special guest Senator Charles Schumer, Teamsters Local 237 – Third

ELECTRONIC MEDIA
Best Education and Training Video

National:

ALPA Railway Labor Act Negotiations 101, Air Line Pilots Association – First
How To Create a Self-Taped Audition, Actors Equity Association – Second
President’s Task Force on Education, Outreach & Engagement Presents…, SAG-AFTRA – Third
Did You Know? Series, California Nurses Association/NNU – Honorable Mention

Local/regional/state:

Labor’s Voice, L.A. County Federation of Labor – First
Wage theft in Minnesota for the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, Worker Action Media – Second
Our Experience on the Contract Bargaining Committee, CWA Local 1180 – Third
When the Paycheck Stops, L.A. County Federation of Labor – Honorable Mention

ELECTRONIC MEDIA
Best Issue Advocacy Video

National:

California nurses demand presumptive eligibility for all frontline health care workers, California Nurses Association/NNU – First
Joe Biden Will Stand Up for Working People Transportation Trades Dept. – Second
Nobody, California Nurses Association/NNU – Third
Not One More, Amalgamated Transit Union – Honorable Mention

Local/regional/state:

SEIU Healthcare Best Issues Advocacy Video, 617MediaGroup – First
Greater Boston Labor Council Video 2, 617MediaGroup – Second
Greater Boston Labor Council Video, 617MediaGroup – Third
Public Transit Public Good Coalition Video, 617MediaGroup – Honorable Mention

ELECTRONIC MEDIA
Best Longform Video

50th Anniversary of the Great Postal Strike, APWU – First
Broken Promise: Harley-Davidson in Missouri, IAMAW – Second
To Our 137 Senior Pilots Who Elected Early Retirement; Thank You (ALA MEC, ALPA), Air Line Pilots Association – Third

ELECTRONIC MEDIA
Best News Video

SAVE LIVES — Nurses’ National Day of Action, California Nurses Association/NNU – First
2020 UAL MEC Year in Review, Air Line Pilots Association – Second
ATU Tommy Douglas Conference Center launches AFL-CIO Caravan for Racial and Economic Justice, Amalgamated Transit Union – Third

ELECTRONIC MEDIA
Best Promotional Video

National:

Stop Asian Hate, SAG-AFTRA – First
We are all equal under our union contracts (version 2), California Nurses Association/NNU – Second
Ol’ Timer: Support Postal Workers and a Public US Postal Service, APWU – Third

Local/regional/state:

Wage theft in Minnesota for the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, Worker Action Media – First
IUPAT District Council 35 Promotional Video, 617MediaGroup – Second
Santa Barbara Democrats, United Domestic Workers of America AFSCME Local 3 – Third
Rising To The Challenges: CSEA 110th Annual Delegates Meeting Welcome video, CSEA AFSCME Local 1000 – Honorable Mention
Los Angeles Labor Community Food Distribution, L.A. County Federation of Labor – Honorable Mention

ELECTRONIC MEDIA
Best Use of Social Media

National:

#SaveThePostOffice, APWU – First
@IATSE Twitter, IATSE – Second
#ProtectNurses Campaign, California Nurses Association/NNU – Third
Streaming Forward: Vote YES on 2020 SAG-AFTRA TV/Theatrical Agreement, SAG-AFTRA – Honorable Mention

Local/regional/state:

For 100 Years, L.A. County Federation of Labor – First
Support for Fallen Members, IBEW Local 1245 – Second
No on Prop. 22, L.A. County Federation of Labor – Third
PGCEA Social Media, 617MediaGroup – Honorable Mention

POLITICAL ACTION/ORGANIZING CAMPAIGN
Best Mail Piece

Biden-Harris: The Right Choice for Government Workers, AFGE – First
Biden/Harris Rep.Elissa Slotkin ATU mailer, Amalgamated Transit Union – Second
You’re Front Line Heroes in Times of Crisis, APWU – Third
Watch Donald Trump cross an IATSE Picket Line, IATSE – Honorable Mention

POLITICAL ACTION/ORGANIZING CAMPAIGN
Best Collateral

National:

Mission Hospital (Asheville, NC) Organizing Campaign, California Nurses Association/NNU – First
LIUNA 2020 Election Toolkit: Electing Worker Champions Starts with You, LIUNA – Second
Organizing campaign SIFCO, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers – Third
Letter Campaign: Tell Congress to include displaced entertainment workers in relief package, IATSE – Honorable Mention
Trump has failed transportation workers, Transportation Trades Dept. – Honorable Mention

Local/regional/state:

Massachusetts & Northern New England Laborers District Council (MNNELDC) Laborers PAC Collateral, 617MediaGroup – First
Honk for HEROES (Act), L.A. County Federation of Labor – Second
L.A. UNION VOTES, L.A. County Federation of Labor – Third

POLITICAL ACTION/ORGANIZING CAMPAIGN
Best Flyer

August 25 Day of Action Flyer, APWU – First
Make Your Vote Count! Biden and Trump on the Issues, APWU – Second
Remington Fight, United Mine Workers of America – Third
Ossoff/Warnock GA senate runoff election leaflet, Amalgamated Transit Union – Honorable Mention

BEST MULTIMEDIA CAMPAIGN

National:

Save the Post Office Campaign, APWU – First
Campaign to end CESSCO lockout, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers – Second
Streaming Forward: Vote YES on SAG-AFTRA 2020 TV/Theatrical Agreement, SAG-AFTRA – Third
AFGE COVID-19 Response, AFGE – Honorable Mention
Ready for Takeoff, Air Line Pilots Association – Honorable Mention

Local/regional/state:

Save New York’s Public Services campaign, CSEA AFSCME Local 1000 – First
We Are New York, United University Professions – Second
CouncilsNotCOVID, L.A. County Federation of Labor – Third
UDW COVID-19 Response, United Domestic Workers of America AFSCME Local 3 – Honorable Mention

BEST USE OF EARNED MEDIA

National:

Save The Post Office Campaign, APWU – First
IAM Local S6 Strike, IAMAW – Second
Most VA workers see racism against colleagues and veterans, union survey finds – Washington Post, AFGE – Third
Return to Work Agreement, SAG-AFTRA – Honorable Mention
Trump Administration Rejected a Mask Mandate on the Day Trump Was Hospitalized for Covid-19, Transportation Trades Dept. – Honorable Mention

Local/regional/state:

The Urgency of Now: Black Workers and Public Sector Jobs, L.A. County Federation of Labor – First
Most In-Home Caregivers Receive Low Pay and No Protective Gear, United Domestic Workers of America AFSCME Local 3 – Second

Panel: Writers Organizing / Organizing Writers

Our member the Metro New York Labor Communications Council invites you to a virtual panel, taking place as follows.

Writers Organizing / Organizing Writers
Tues., Oct. 19, 2021
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. ET
Registration required: https://bit.ly/3EZbAE9

Journalists, writers and media workers are organizing in record numbers. Why is it happening now and what are the issues driving this movement? Join us for a panel discussion with speakers who are on the front lines of this surge in organizing.

Panelists:
Nastaran Mohit, NewsGuild of New York
Hamilton Nolan, Council Member, Writers Guild of America, East
Jillian Steinhauer, National Writers Union

Moderator: Steven Greenhouse is an award-winning freelance journalist. He was a reporter for the New York Times from 1983 to 2014 and covered labor and the workplace for 19 years there. His latest book, Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor, is now out in paperback.

Winners of 2020 Labor Media Awards Contest

Presenting the 2020 Labor Media Awards Contest winners.

View the winners in the commemorative journal. ILCA thanks the members who placed ads to display their support.

Max Steinbock Award
The highest single award for journalistic excellence

Warrior to Workplace
Rebecca Band, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1245

GENERAL EXCELLENCE
Print Publication

National:

Air Line Pilot Magazine, Air Line Pilots Association – First
National Nurse Magazine, California Nurses Association/NNU – Second
International Musician, American Federation of Musicians – Third
IUPAT Journal, 617MediaGroup – Honorable Mention
The American Postal Worker, American Postal Workers Union – Honorable Mention

Local/regional/state:

Allegro magazine, American Federation of Musicians Local 802 – First
St. Louis Labor Tribune – Second
The Voice, United University Professions – Third
Utility Reporter, IBEW Local 1245 – Honorable Mention
Insight magazine, Professional & Technical Employees Local 17 – Honorable Mention

GENERAL EXCELLENCE
Single-Issue Publication/Collateral

The Cost of Doing Business: Why lawmakers must hold the ride-hailing industry accountable, Transportation Trades Dept., AFL-CIO – First
LIUNA Member Communications Playbook for Local Unions and District Councils, Laborers International Union of North America – Second
ALPA Aviation and Space White Paper, ALPA – Third
The Widget, ALPA Delta MEC, Winter 2019, ALPA – Honorable Mention

GENERAL EXCELLENCE
Website

National:

apwu.org, American Postal Workers Union – First
atu.org, Amalgamated Transit Union – Second
umwa.org, United Mine Workers of America – Third
boilermakers.org, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers – Honorable Mention
rwdsu.info, Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union – Honorable Mention

Local/regional/state:

www.cft.org, California Federation of Teachers – First
DrivingPublic.ca, MoveUP / NOW – Second
keyframemagazine.org, Animation Guild Local 839 – Third
protec17.org, PTE Local 17 – Honorable Mention
ufcw324.org, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 324 – Honorable Mention

GENERAL EXCELLENCE
Electronic Publication

IBB Update, IBB – First
PASS News Now, Professional Aviation Safety Specialists – Second
AFGE Government Standard, American Federation of Government Employees – Third

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS
Best Design of a Magazine (Print)

National:

Air Line Pilot magazine, Sept. 2019 – First
The Boilermaker Reporter – Second
Air Line Pilot magazine, June-July 2019 – Third
International Musician – Honorable Mention
The American Postal Worker, Sept.-Oct. 2019 – Honorable Mention

Local/regional/state:

UFCW Local 400 Union Leader – First
UFCW Local 99 Report, Summer 2019 – Second
UFCW Local 1428 Messenger, Spring 2019 – Third
The Voice, Fall 2019, United University Professions – Honorable Mention

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

cft.org, California Federation of Teachers – First
ufcw400.org, UFCW Local 400 – Second
IAM Union Yes, 617MediaGroup – Third

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

National:

Air Line Pilot magazine, Jan.-Feb. 2019 – First
International Musician – Second
The Boilermaker Reporter, Oct.-Dec. 2019 – Third
PASS vs. the Shutdown, PASS – Honorable Mention

Local/regional/state:

Art in Progress, Spring 2019, Animation Guild Local 839 – First
UFCW Local 400 Union Leader, Fall 2019 – Second
UFCW Local 1428 Messenger, Spring 2019 – Third

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

CWA Local 1180 Communique, CWA Local 1180 – First
Utility Reporter, IBEW Local 1245 – Second
Observer 2019, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District Lodge 142 – Third

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS
Best Photograph

National:

TWU Future Leaders Organizing Committee is Formed, Transport Workers Union – First
Fed Up? Rise Up! Day of Action, AFGE – Second
Mauricio Apodaca Mig Welding, IBB – Third
Take Me Back to Work Rally at Nationals Park, AFGE – Honorable Mention

Local/regional/state:

Standing Up For Young Workers, MoveUP – First
Welder Working for NV Energy, IBEW Local 1245 – Second
CSEA Rochester Pride, Civil Service Employees Association/AFSCME Local 1000 – Third
Kathy Kelly, CSEA AFSCME Local 1000 – Honorable Mention
Feeding Our Better Nature: UFCW 8 Members Pitch in for Their Communities, UFCW Local 8 Golden State – Honorable Mention

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS
Best Photo Essay or Gallery

National:

Women’s March 2019, California Nurses Association/NNU – First
RNRN Hurricane Dorian, California Nurses Association/NNU – Second
#OccupyHart – Stop the Shutdown Protest, AFGE – Third
APWU Members Take a Tax Day Stand Against Privatization, APWU – Honorable Mention
Nurses Take on DC!, California Nurses Association/NNU – Honorable Mention

Local/regional/state:

Six Days That Shook Los Angeles, California Federation of Teachers – First
Eleven Days in April, UFCW Local 1445 – Second
Unprecedented numbers turn out to deliver message: our patience has worn thin, UFCW Local 324 – Third
Workers Memorial Day 2019, Minneapolis Labor Review – Honorable Mention
Cement masons apprentices create ‘Concrete Christmas,’ learning and using skills, Minneapolis Labor Review – Honorable Mention

WRITING
Best Analysis

National:

California hospitals have spent decades delaying seismic upgrades. What’s the human cost?, California Nurses Association/NNU – First
Two Paths to a First Contract, ATU – Second
Unions and workers get little attention in Democratic debates, People’s World – Third
The truth about reparations: They’re a condemnation of U.S. capitalism, People’s World – Honorable Mention
White House Targets Postal Workers, APWU – Honorable Mention

Local/regional/state:

Member-Driven and Member-Strong in the Wake of Janus, IBEW Local 1245 – First
Disney claims it has never taken a subsidy as fight over living wage initiative heads to court, UFCW Local 324 – Second
Safeway Undermined by Private Equity Plunderers, UFCW Local 400 – Third
A Global Perspective, Social Service Employees Union Local 371 – Honorable Mention

WRITING
Best Editorial or Column

National:

U.S./China trade war: The fight to save America’s farmland, People’s World – First
Campaign for Fairness in Streaming Media Begins in Los Angeles, AFM – Second
Nurses are Calling Out for Job Protections and Marching in the Women’s March, California Nurses Association/NNU – Third
‘Proletarian billionaire’ act wears thin: Trump’s war on workers, People’s World – Honorable Mention
Climate solutions should (and can) save our planet and our jobs, IBB – Honorable Mention

Local/regional/state:

Let’s Use Our Slingshots in Bargaining with Goliaths, UFCW Local 400 – First
Millennials and unions: ‘A perfect match,’ UFCW Local 99 – Second
Let the sunshine in, United University Professions – Third
One Year Post Janus & Unions Are Stronger Than Ever, Communications Workers of America Local 1180 – Honorable Mention
Union News Spring 2019 President’s Message, UFCW Local 1445 – Honorable Mention

WRITING
Best Electronic Content

cft.org, California Federation of Teachers – First
ufcw324.org, UFCW Local 324 – Second
ufcw400.org, UFCW Local 400 – Third

WRITING
Best Feature Story

National:

Eugenia Zukerman: Renowned Flutist Reflects on What Comes Next After Alzheimer’s Diagnosis, AFM – First
What’s cooking at Vulcan? Perfection., IBB – Second
Boilermakers bring massive Pennsylvania Chemicals project to life, IBB – Third
Post office thrills kids; in the future, they may have to save it, People’s World – Honorable Mention
The Bully of Baltimore, California Nurses Association/NNU – Honorable Mention

Local/regional/state:

Through the Fire, Animation Guild Local 839 – First
Seattle Silence Breakers are using their collective voice to change the culture of harassment and discrimination, PTE Local 17 – Second
An American story: How JBS members Ghulam and Latifa Hussaini fled Afghanistan and put all five of their children through college, UFCW Local 99 – Third
Finding “common ground” in higher education, California Federation of Teachers – Honorable Mention
Construction Projects Boost Appalachian Towns Hit by Opioid Epidemic, Affiliated Construction Trades Ohio – Honorable Mention

WRITING
Best Labor History Story

National:

UMWA Victory at Pittston, A Strike that Wrote History, UMWA – First
NALC member recalls the Great Postal Strike from the other side, National Association of Letter Carriers – Second
We are CA: A community celebration of 25 years beyond Prop 187, People’s World – Third

Local/regional/state:

State’s oldest AFT local shares 100th Birthday with CFT, United Educators of San Francisco / California Federation of Teachers – First
The Mill Town Where Labor Ruled, St. Louis Labor Tribune – Second
Mother Jones, Lucy Parsons Left Legacy of Courage, Activism, St. Louis Labor Tribune – Third
Kate’s Place, United University Professions – Honorable Mention

WRITING
Best News Story

National:

Knowing No Bounds, California Nurses Association/NNU – First
GM battleground: On the Detroit-Hamtramck picket line with the UAW, People’s World – Second
Scientists, Researchers Resist USDA’s Relocation Plan in Powerful Display of Defiance, AFGE – Third
Nurses lead the charge for workplace violence prevention at Sutter Roseville, California Nurses Association/NNU – Honorable Mention

Local/regional/state:

Six Days That Shook Los Angeles, California Federation of Teachers – First
Amazon workers strike in Shakopee, Minneapolis Labor Review – Second
Rebuilding Paradise, IBEW Local 1245 – Third
21 in ’21, CWA Local 1180 – Honorable Mention
Duped by Phony Grassroots Group, Restaurant Worker Lobbying to Undermine Minimum Wage Hike, St. Louis Labor Tribune – Honorable Mention

WRITING
Best Profile

National:

Salt of the Earth: The revolutionary life of Anita Torrez, People’s World – First
Jamie McMillan: ‘Evangelist’ for the skilled trades, IBB – Second
Immigrant finds rewarding life in Boilermakers union, IBB – Third
Vijay Gupta: Encouraging Musicians to be Empowered by Their Artistry, AFM – Honorable Mention
Keeping the past present, NALC – Honorable Mention

Local/regional/state:

Danielle Cole, United University Professions – First
Bea’s Law: Seattle member honors memory of daughter by pushing for new policy to improve City’s bereavement leave, PTE Local 17 – Second
Diaz: ‘I don’t have the ability to quit,’ CSEA AFSCME Local 1000 – Third
Meet Bobo — The Greatest Lineman That Never Was, IBEW Local 1245 – Honorable Mention
The Year Was 1953, CWA Local 1180 – Honorable Mention

WRITING
Best Series

National:

On the Border Series, People’s World – First
The Secret Memo: Inside Trump’s Plan to Destroy Unions, AFGE – Second
My Final Flight, ALPA – Third

Local/regional/state:

Six Days That Shook Los Angeles, California Federation of Teachers – First
UAW GM Strike Series, St. Louis Labor Tribune – Second
AFGE/Goodfellow Contamination Series, St. Louis Labor Tribune – Third

SAUL MILLER AWARDS
Collective Bargaining

National:

Two Paths to a First Contract, ATU – First
The Dispute Resolution Process, ALPA – Second
Striking Chicago school bus aides fight poverty wages, People’s World – Third
Workers Mobilize Against Trump’s Unacceptable VA Contract Proposal, AFGE – Honorable Mention
Arbitration Panel Hears Why Postal Workers Deserve a Good Contract NOW, APWU – Honorable Mention

Local/regional/state:

State Supreme Court victory brings back pay with interest to Antelope Valley College staff, California Federation of Teachers – First
Family Leave, United University Professions – Second
CSEA takes on and wins against Justice Center ‘nightmare,’ CSEA AFSCME Local 1000 – Third
How did procrastination become profitable?, UFCW Local 324 – Honorable Mention
Members, Allies, Elected Officials March and Rally for Fair Contracts at Giant and Safeway, UFCW Local 400 – Honorable Mention

SAUL MILLER AWARDS
Organizing

National:

The Boise Philharmonic: A Textbook Example of How to Organize, AFM – First
Buzzfeed unionizing shows digital media workers still need unions, People’s World – Second
Labor wants California to be the nation’s model for universal healthcare, People’s World – Third
Huge Victory: USDA Economists, Analysts Vote Overwhelmingly to Join AFGE, AFGE – Honorable Mention
On the Oregon Trail, APWU – Honorable Mention

Local/regional/state:

Doing the hard work, United University Professions – First
Bernie Sanders Workers Become First Presidential Campaign Staff to Ratify Union Contract, UFCW Local 400 – Second
IBEW 1245 Supports Child Care Providers Union Organizing Blitz, IBEW Local 1245 – Third
They Did It! Story Corps Seals The Deal, CWA Local 1180 – Honorable Mention

SAUL MILLER AWARDS
Political Action

National:

The underdog wins in Washington State, IBB – First
Veterans, VA Employees, Local Communities Nationwide Protest Union Busting, Privatization, AFGE – Second
Montgomery, Alabama has first Black mayor in its two-century history, People’s World – Third

Local/regional/state:

Local 1245 Propels Republican Brian Dahle to Victory in State Senate Special Election, IBEW Local 1245 – First
Carpe diem: Members seize every opportunity to advocate, United University Professions – Second
Telling it like it is: UUP activists testify on green energy, for more SUNY funding, United University Professions – Third
NY 25: Union makes bold statement with bold plan, United University Professions – Honorable Mention

ELECTRONIC MEDIA
Best Education and Training Video

Absenteeism and No-Shows, IBB – First
Nurses Organize for their Patients, California Nurses Association/NNU – Second
Sky Regional, ALPA – Third

ELECTRONIC MEDIA
Best Issue Advocacy Video

National:

Compassion Without Borders, California Nurses Association/NNU – First
From the Front Lines: Inclusion Through Community Partnership, 617MediaGroup – Second
Don’t Play With My Money, Amalgamated Transit Union – Third
Westmoreland Bankruptcy – Everyone is at Risk, UMWA – Honorable Mention
Same Disease, Different Outcomes, California Nurses Association/NNU – Honorable Mention

Local/regional/state:

Attacks on Labor, 617MediaGroup – First
Inclusion Done Right, 617MediaGroup – Second
Vision for City on a Hill School, 617MediaGroup – Third

ELECTRONIC MEDIA
Best Longform
Video

Global Nurses United in Solidarity, California Nurses Association/NNU – First
PEOPLE BEFORE ROBOTS: Stop Autonomous Buses, TWU – Second
One Day Longer – The Pittston Strike 30th Anniversary, UMWA – Third

ELECTRONIC MEDIA
Best News Video

PASS vs. the Shutdown, PASS – First
Nurses Celebrate Victory Against Workplace Violence, California Nurses Association/NNU – Second
Nurses March for Women, for Workers, California Nurses Association/NNU – Third
RWDSU stands against billions in taxpayer subsidies for Amazon, RWDSU – Honorable Mention
Labor & Community Leaders Deliver Letter to Amazon Management in Support of Rashad Long, RWDSU – Honorable Mention

ELECTRONIC MEDIA
Best Promotional Video

National:

ISO Conference 2019 Opener and Closer, IBB – First
Pennsylvania Ethane Cracker Plant, IBB – Second
Healthcare is a Human Right, California Nurses Association/NNU – Third
UAL MEC 2019 Year in Review, ALPA – Honorable Mention

Local/regional/state:

CSEA 109th Annual Delegates Meeting, CSEA AFSCME Local 1000 – First
We Are UUP!, United University Professions – Second
UUP Climate Strike, United University Professions – Third

ELECTRONIC MEDIA
Best Use of Social Media

Protect LIUNA Apprenticeships, LIUNA – First
Nurses’ Week 2019, California Nurses Association/NNU – Second
November Awareness Campaign, UMWA – Third

POLITICAL ACTION/ORGANIZING CAMPAIGN
Best Flyer

The Race to Privatization, AFGE – First
ATU Local 689 Washington, DC Cinder Bed Road Strike, ATU – Second
Mountain View Strike Flyer, RWDSU – Third

BEST MULTIMEDIA CAMPAIGN

National:

U.S. Mail: Not for Sale Campaign, APWU – First
Fed Up? Rise Up! Campaign, AFGE – Second
2019 Pension Legislation Fight, UMWA – Third
Delta Investor Day, ALPA – Honorable Mention
Single Pilot Ops, ALPA – Honorable Mention

Local/regional/state:

CFT 100 Years Union Strong, California Federation of Teachers – First
Build A Safer Lowell, 617MediaGroup – Second
Sixty Five, United University Professions – Third
Legal Aid BC Campaign, Professional Employees Association – Honorable Mention

With deep gratitude to the contest judges: Margarita Aguilar, Caleb-Michael Files, Chris Garlock, Deidre Girard, Emily Harris, Andrew Huddleston, Tim Kauffman, Howard Kling, Randy Lyman, Alesa Mackool, Lisa Martin, John Perkinson, Susan Phillips, Kenneth Quinnell, Marci Rosenblum, Gary Schoichet, Tim Welch, and Amy Wiser.

What’s a Union?

Take it from these insightful kids. Warning: watching this Machinists video will result in heart palpitations. Cuteness overload ahead.

2019 Convention Highlights

Thanks to everyone who made the 2019 convention a great success.

We gained knowledge and changed our perspectives in ways large and/or small. Here are some summaries of the Nov. 14-15 events.

Hearty congratulations to the award winners. To spread or replicate the pride, order duplicate awards here.

2019 Contest Winners

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

Going Live

ILCA Executive Council member DeLane Adams interviewed President Lisa Martin on the Machinists daily live news show. View the Oct. 16 segment about ILCA, our convention, and our member-powered organization sustained by you. This video is the full broadcast. President Martin is the first guest and appears at the beginning. Alternatively, you can view this snippet to jump right to the interview.

In the Words of Steven Greenhouse

Steven Greenhouse at D.C.’s Politics & Prose Bookstore in August 2019.

As ILCA prepares for its November convention, we find the stage effectively set via Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor, the new book by respected labor journalist Steven Greenhouse. In our version of Cliff’s Notes, we’ve compiled excerpts to present a sense of the book.

The jacket cover defines it as “an in-depth look at working men and women in America, the challenges they face, and the ways in which they can be re-empowered.”

On the back cover, former Labor Secretary Robert Reich critiqued the book this way.

In this riveting account of the rise and fall of organized labor, Steven Greenhouse tells the stories of courageous men and women who put their jobs and often their lives on the line to help American workers gain the income and the dignity they deserve. Greenhouse outlines how a workers’ movement could be rekindled, and why it must be. Deeply inspiring and profoundly important.

On the subject of labor communications, Greenhouse draws this conclusion.

Unions also need to do a better job communicating. Many unions are headed by shrewd tacticians who do a fine job wrestling with management at the bargaining table but do far less well conveying labor’s message on television or to the public, or even to workers in their industry. To get labor’s message across — and, importantly, to attract and inspire young workers (and to obtain TV and radio bookings) — every national union should appoint a smart, appealing young spokesperson or policy director. If union presidents fear that this person will eclipse them in the public eye, that’s a risk that must be taken to do what’s best for the nation’s workers.

Let’s carry on the conversation in person. See you in D.C. in November.