Nominees needed for Labor Council Awards

awards-bgBelleville – The Southwestern Illinois Central Labor Council will hold its 2015 Labor Awards Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 3 at Panorama Banquet Center, at Bel Air Bowl, 200 South Belt West in Belleville.

Nominations are being accepted through Aug. 4 for:

  • Labor Man of the Year (service trades)
  • Labor Woman of the Year
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Community Service Award (one each for individuals and for agencies and organizations)
  • American Income Life Labor Volunteer Award
  • George Meany Scouting Award
  • Other potential awards.

For more information, contact Bill Thurston at (618) 973-3226. Send nominations to Joe Eble at 59 Magnolia Drive, Belleville, IL, 62221.

The Labor Man of the Year award is rotated each year among three groups – the service trades, the building and construction trades, and the industrial trades. This year, the Man of the Year will represent the service trades.

Nominations should include as much information as possible about the nominee, including number of years in the union and offices held; civic, fraternal or veterans group offices; church activities; other pertinent information and the nominee’s phone number.


The Council is also preparing its sponsorship book for the event. A full page is $150 and half is $75. Submit ad copy and a check made out to the Southwestern Illinois Central Labor Council to Labor Awards Committee, P.O. Box 8091, Belleville, IL, 62222. Contact Thurston or Charles Kaemmerer at (618) 979-4953.

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