Minnesota organizations took home several awards in the annual labor media contest sponsored by the International Labor Communications Association. They included Workday Minnesota and the Labor Education Service, which publishes Workday and also produces videos.

The awards were presented Saturday at the ILCA’s biennial convention, held in Raleigh, North Carolina. The focus of the convention was “Organizing the South,” with a keynote speech by the Rev. William Barber of the Moral Monday’s movement.
A complete list of award winners may be viewed on the ILCA website. The Minnesota winners are:

AFSCME Council 5 Minnesota

  • 1st Place: Visual Communication Awards – Print and Internet / Best Photo Essay or Gallery / Local Unions, “Around the Clock, Around the State”
  • 2nd Place: Writing Awards – Print and Internet / Best News / Local Unions, “Prison Locals Fight Privatized Food Service”
  • 3rd Place: Writing Awards – Print and Internet / Saul Miller Awards / Collective Bargaining / Local Unions, “No Backing Down”
  • Honorable Mention: Internet Awards / Best Use of Social Media / Local Unions, “Safe Staffing MN”

Minneapolis Labor Review, published by the Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation

  • 3rd Place: Visual Communication Awards – Print and Internet / Best Photo Essay or Gallery / States and Other Organizations, “Minnesota Orchestra Lock-Out (Center-Spread, 2 Pages)”
  • 3rd Place: Writing Awards – Print and Internet / Saul Miller Awards / Political Action / States and Other Organizations, “MRLF Celebrates Work Of Labor 2014 Field Staff And Volunteers”

Union Advocate, published by the St. Paul Regional Labor Federation

  • 1st Place: Visual Communication Awards – Print and Internet / Best Informational Graphic / States and Other Organizations, “Border Battle”
  • 1st Place: Writing Awards – Print and Internet / Saul Miller Awards / Organizing / States and Other Organizations, “Back to School, Union Strong”
  • 1st Place: Writing Awards – Print and Internet / Saul Miller Awards / Political Action / States and Other Organizations, “Raising Wages for 350,000 Workers”
  • 3rd Place: Writing Awards – Print and Internet / Best Labor History Story / States and Other Organizations, “A Model for Disaster”
  • 3rd Place: Writing Awards – Print and Internet / Best Profile / States and Other Organizations, “Stopping the Presses”

University of Minnesota Labor Education Service and Workday Minnesota

  • 1st Place: Electronic Media / Documentary/Social Issues / States and Other Organizations, “APWU, Standing Up, Fighting Back – Stop Staples!”
  • 1st Place: Electronic Media / Labor History / States and Other Organizations, “What Does May Day Mean Now?”
  • 1st Place: Internet Awards / Best Content / States and Other Organizations, “Workday Minnesota”
  • 1st Place: Writing Awards – Print and Internet / Best Analysis / States and Other Organizations, “Shut Up And Work: The Question Of Free Speech On The Job”
  • 2nd Place: Electronic Media / Long Videos (> 5 min) / States and Other Organizations, “Victory! ‘My Heart Opened Up And Started To Blossom.’”
  • 2nd Place: Electronic Media / Short Videos (< 5 min) / States and Other Organizations, “Raise the Wage Flashmob”
  • 3rd Place: General Excellence – Print and Internet / Website / States and Other Organizations, “Workday Minnesota”

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