A Letter of Thanks and Solidarity to Union Members and All Working People

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued a statement this Thanksgiving, reaffirming the labor movement’s commitment to hold America’s newly elected president accountable to the promises he made to working people, and reaffirming its commitment to vanquish oppression and protect the freedoms for all who live and work here.

Source: A Letter of Thanks and Solidarity to Union Members and All Working People

Bernhardt Prize Winner

On October 13 the New York Labor History Association presented its Second Annual Debra E. Bernhardt Labor Journalism Award.

Enchantress

The prize winner was Chloe Kent, journalist and founder of Enchantress Magazine.  Her article The Women of New York’s Bravest tells the story of working women and all the challenges they faced to become New York City firefighters.

Source: Enchantress Magazine

Bernhardt Award Event – Oct. 13

New York Labor History Association presents:

THE SECOND ANNUAL DEBRA E. BERNHARDT LABOR JOURNALISM AWARD

Join us for the award presentation and a discussion about using history to understand workers’ stories with historian Kimberly Phillips-Fein (NYU), and investigative journalists Juan Gonzalez (Democracy Now!),  and Tom Robbins (CUNY)

Thursday October 13, 2016   6-8pm

Tamiment Library / Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
10th Floor, 70 Washington Square South, Bobst Library, NYU
RSVP recommended, e-mail
with guest names & title of event.

This NYLHA 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.

More information at Bernhardt Award; or 212 966-4014 x1703

Bernhardt Labor Journalism Prize CALL FOR ENTRIES

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The New York Labor History Association is pleased to announce this Call for Entries for the Second Annual Debra E. Bernhardt Labor Journalism Prize. The deadline is Thursday September 1, 2016 – details are at www.LaborArts.org/Bernhardt .

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.

Articles focused on historical events AND articles about current issues (work, housing, organizing, health, education, and also workers’ organizations and unions) that include historical context are both welcome.

The work should be published – in print or online – in a union or workers’ center publication and/OR by an independent/free-lance 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.Dear friends and colleagues,

The winner will be announced at the Tamiment Library on Thursday October 13, 2016, during a forum about the history of labor journalism.

We are guided by the vision of the late Debra E. Bernhardt, who worked in so many different realms to share the hidden histories of working people. As head of the Wagner Labor Archives she reached out to an astonishing number of people and organizations, to document undocumented stories and unrecognized contributions, and to make links between past and present.

TO ENTER send an e-mail before Thursday September 1, 2016 to with the following information:
Author name
title of article
name of publication
URL link to publication if available
date and place of publication
URL link for article if available.

IF the entry originally appeared in print,send the above mentioned e-mail and also mail six print copies of the article (with a cover sheet) to Labor Arts, 7th Floor, 25 Broadway, New York, NY  10004.

The work should be published between September 1, 2015 and August 30, 2016.

Only one entry per person; publications and subject matter should target the United States and Canada; neither books nor plays are eligible.

If you have any questions about the prize please email or call  212-966-4014 ext. 1703.