Labor Tribune Publisher Finkelstein will be honored at MOARA’s Kortkamp award luncheon March 29


Ed Finkelstein, publisher of the Labor Tribune, will be honored by the Missouri Alliance of Retired American’s (MOARA) with the coveted Robert O. Kortkamp Humanitarian Award for his years of caring dedication and service to the working men and women of Missouri and southern Illinois at the Alliance’s annual Robert O. Kortkamp Memorial luncheon.

The luncheon will be March 29 at 11 a.m. at Christy’s Banquet Center, 5856 Christy Blvd. in St. Louis.

The memorial luncheon celebrates the enduring commitment of former St. Louis Labor Council Secretary-Treasurer Bob Kortkamp, who was a champion of working people and one of the founders of MOARA.

Finkelstein is the longtime publisher of the Labor Tribune, the influential and aggressive voice of Labor and working families in eastern Missouri and southern Illinois and the owner of Union Communications, one of the first all-union public relations firms in America exclusively serving Labor.

Both the Labor Tribune and Finkelstein played a particularly important role in defeating the anti-worker, anti-union so-called “right-to-work (for less)” (RTW) legislation in Missouri in 1978 and are at the forefront again to defeat this anti-union, anti-worker legislation, passed by the Missouri Legislature last year.

So-called RTW will appear on the ballot later this year as Proposition A. Vote “No” on Proposition A to defeat RTW.


Tickets for the award luncheon are $35 each or $350 for a table of 10. Reservations must be received by March 9. Make checks payable to Missouri Alliance for Retired Americans, 3301 Hollenberg Dr., Bridgeton, MO 63044. For more information, contact or call 314-604-1316.


A Memorial Program Book will commemorate Finkelstein’s long service to the Labor Movement.

Ad prices are: back cover – $500; inside front/back cover – $400; full page – $350; half page – $225; quarter page – $125; and business card – $50.

A congratulations page will list individual names for only $5 per name.

All checks should be made payable to the Missouri Alliance for Retired Americans and mailed to the Hollenberg Drive address noted above.


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