Bernhardt Labor Journalism Prize awarded

David Kameras and Emily Harris from The United Mine Workers Journal won the inaugural awarding of th Bernhardt prize for their story From Tragedy to Triumph – 100 Years Later, Workers Benefit from Ludlow’s Legacy.

The award was presented at an event on October 15, 2015 at NYU’s Tamiment Library. A panel on “Labor History in Workers’ Stories” began the evening. Panelists included Tom Robbins, Esther Kaplan and Richard Steier.

You can find the winning entry here.

Metro Convention – an informative (and enjoyable!) event

Bob Hennelly, Bill Henning, and Shomial Ahmad, a panel of three but full of information.

Metro Co-Director Cara Noel presents the Mary Heaton Vorse award to Diane S. Williams for her very moving piece, “Housing hell,” PEP, DC 37 AFSCME.

The Doherty/Wells recipients for Labor Lines, Victor Fusco, Sara Fusco and Megan Teehan.

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Gene Carroll, The Worker Institute, Cornell ILR, gives a passionate intro to this year’s Communicator of the Year awardee Steven Greenhouse.

Metro Co-Director Gary Schoichet presents the Communicator of the Year award to Steven Greenhouse.

Steven Greenhouse speaks about his time as the New York Times’ labor beat reporter.

The Debra E. Bernhardt Labor Journalism Prize

The New York Labor History Association is pleased to announce this Call for Entries for the First Annual Debra E. Bernhardt Labor Journalism Prize. The deadline for entries is Tuesday September 1, 2015. The Bernhardt Prize is an award of $500 given to an article or series of articles that furthers the understanding of the history of working people. The work should be published – in print or online – in a union or workers’ center publication or by an independent journalist. By sponsoring this award we hope to inspire more great writing for a general audience about the history of work, workers, and their organizations. The award is co-sponsored by LaborArts; Metro New York Labor Communications Council; the NYC Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO; and the Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at NYU’s Tamiment Library.

For more information please use the link below.