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People’s World wins 13 Labor Media Awards for 2020

People’s World wins 13 Labor Media Awards for 2020
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. 
War on humanity: Inside the refugee camps of Ciudad Juárez

Series: On the Border

BY AL NEAL

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.”

U.S./China trade war: The fight to save America’s farmland

U.S./China trade war: The fight to save America’s farmland

BY AL NEAL

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.”

Salt of the Earth: The revolutionary life of Anita Torrez

Salt of the Earth: The revolutionary life of Anita Torrez

BY AL NEAL

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.

Buzzfeed unionizing shows digital media workers still need unions

Buzzfeed unionizing shows digital media workers still need unions

BY CHAUNCEY K. ROBINSON

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.

Striking Chicago school bus aides fight poverty wages

Striking Chicago school bus aides fight poverty wages

BY JOHN BACHTELL

Third place Saul Miller Award in the Collective Bargaining category.

Striker tells how she puts in a 12-hour workday for poverty wages.

Labor wants California to be the nation’s model for universal healthcare

Labor wants California to be the nation’s model for universal healthcare

BY ERIC A. GORDON

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?”

Montgomery, Alabama has first Black mayor in its two-century history

Montgomery, Alabama has first Black mayor in its two-century history

BY JOHN WOJCIK

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.”

GM battleground: On the Detroit-Hamtramck picket line with the UAW

GM battleground: On the Detroit-Hamtramck picket line with the UAW

BY AL NEAL

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.”

We are CA: A community celebration of 25 years beyond Prop 187

We are CA: A community celebration of 25 years beyond Prop 187

BY ERIC A. GORDON

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.

Unions and workers get little attention in Democratic debates

Unions and workers get little attention in Democratic debates

BY MARK GRUENBERG

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.

 
 
 
Post office thrills kids; in the future, they may have to save it

Post office thrills kids; in the future, they may have to save it

BY JOHN DICK

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.

The truth about reparations: They’re a condemnation of U.S. capitalism

The truth about reparations: They’re a condemnation of U.S. capitalism

BY CHAUNCEY K. ROBINSON

Honorable Mention in the Best Analysis category.

Slavery built U.S. capitalism. It still shapes Black economic success today.

‘Proletarian billionaire’ act wears thin: Trump’s war on workers

‘Proletarian billionaire’ act wears thin: Trump’s war on workers

BY JOE SIMS

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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