The International Labor Communications Association has announced the winners for the 2020 Labor Media Awards. People’s World was honored this year with 13 awards. The articles below took home prizes in various categories.
First place prize in the Best Series category.
“As the dust kicked up by our big trucks settled, we began to see the faces of small children and their parents peering out the broken windows.”
First place award in the Best Editorial or Column category.
“Farmers helped elect this President…and now he’s turning his back on them when they need him the most.”
First place award in the Best Profile Story category.
“When did you join the Communist Party USA?” I asked. “I can’t quite remember…we just kept going to meeting after meeting, and before I knew it, we had joined,” she replied, laughing.
Second place Saul Miller Award in the Organizing category.
A bout of recent layoffs and fights for proper compensation by the employees of Buzzfeed has led to workers on the job there voting to unionize.
Third place Saul Miller Award in the Collective Bargaining category.
Striker tells how she puts in a 12-hour workday for poverty wages.
Third place Saul Miller Award in the Organizing category.
Is it time to step away from the term “Medicare for all” and start saying “single payer?”
Third place Saul Miller Award in the Political Action category.
A historic election victory in Alabama this week shows that the “worst of times” in American politics can, if the people rise up, also become the “best of times.”
Second place award in the Best News Story category.
“We GM workers stuck together, fought together, went out on strike—uniting temporary workers with seniority workers, and bringing the Big Three workers (GM, Ford, Chrysler) back together.”
Third place award in the Best Labor History Story category.
On Saturday, November 9, the immigrant rights community will come together in a festival to celebrate the powerful immigrant rights movement that arose out of Prop 187.
Third place award in the Best Analysis category.
Twenty candidates and 41,800 words spoken. But among the words barely uttered: union, worker, labor, or employee.
Honorable Mention in the Best Feature Story category.
This is our annual “School Trip to the Post Office,” and I am lucky enough to be the tour guide again this year.
Honorable Mention in the Best Analysis category.
Slavery built U.S. capitalism. It still shapes Black economic success today.
Honorable Mention award in the Best Editorial or Column category.
Trump’s assault is primarily aimed at workers of color, but it’s vital to point out that this offensive is directed at the working class as a whole.
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