Student Labor Journalism Contest

Metro is pleased to announce the winners of our 2019 Student Journalism Contest

The winner for a written article is Bailey Miller
Miller is a student at the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies and a participant in the Union Semester program. She grew up in Southern California, and received a degree in Political Science from Vassar College. Bailey is interested in journalism and the labor movement, and is excited to pursue a Master’s in Migration Studies at SOAS University in the fall.

“Body shops”, labor-leasing companies that exploit formerly incarcerated workers, are proliferating on construction sites throughout New York City. These non-unionized companies submit workers to dangerous working conditions, abuse, and sexual harassment. However, workers on body shops are organizing for safer conditions and better pay, joining other New Yorker’s in the fight for workplace justice. BodyShopsNYC

The winner for a video essay is Giovanni M. Green
Green is enrolled in the CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies – Food, Nutrition, and Social Justice Concentration. Green is also a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow.

“Warriors of Wellbeing” is an artistic piece that depicts the inability to receive culturally competent healthcare services within the urban environment we inhabit.  We have become disconnected from our traditional healing modalities and the individual in the video is working to understand their roots. Warriors of Wellbeing