The Labor Tribune received an early Christmas present with the announcement that we have won three awards from the International Labor Communications Association (ILCA), the official Labor press arm of the AFL-CIO.
Two of the three 2020 articles were written by Labor Tribune Managing Editor Tim Rowden and the third, a column written by UFCW Local 655 President David Cook. They are:
- Best Column, Third Place: “Front-line workers lead in times of crisis,” written by Local 655’s Cook.
- Best Overall News Story/Honorable Mention: “SEIU Healthcare nursing home workers demand protections, paid leave as COVID-10 sweeps through facilities,” written by Rowden.
- Best News Story/ Local, regional, state publications/Honorable Mention – “Roll-in’ event urges action to help entertainment and event industry workers, save independent venues” written by Rowden.
- “Tim’s professionalism shows through every week as he guides our staff in producing what is undoubtedly the best Labor paper in the nation,” said Publisher Ed Finkelstein. “This continues Tim’s ILCA winning streak over many years.” The Labor Tribune has won national awards every year for the past 30-plus years.
The ILCA sponsors the annual contest for Labor communicators across America. Over a thousand entries are received in 49 categories which include print, electronic media, web sites and special events. Entries are separated between international, national, regional and local groups. The Labor Tribune competes in the print section of the latter category.