Check out the photos from the 41st Annual Awards Banquet!
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Report Back from the 40th Anniversary Banquet
Over 220 Labor Education Center supporters joined together to celebrate 40 years of thriving and surviving. It was a special thrill to recognize the organizing leaders from Bob's Tire, now of UFCW 328. We were also inspired by the strength and resilience of the Steelworkers 1357 of ATI in New Bedford who have been locked out by the company. President of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, Steven Tolman earned the Dubin award this year and we deeply appreciate all the ways that he supports labor education, and his ability to liven up a labor dinner!
Thanks to everyone for all of you support, it was a successful fundraiser, but most important, a time to come together and honor leaders and activists as we continue to learn together, fight together, and raise up new leaders. Please visit our Facebook page to see 26 pictures of the event that were taken by one of our Labor Education Center Interns, Leo Asseph. Another awardee, Representative Tony Cabral, had a video snippet that we were not able to see at the dinner, which outlines the impact of the Workers' Education Program.
We want to especially thank the following supporters, Pal List: Donald Rei,Friend List: Bronwen Zwirner, Ironworkers 37, Plymouth Bristol Central Labor Council and
Activist List: NALC 18, Patricia Haddad, UAW CAP Council, MCC (Bristol Community College Council)
Arnold M. Dubin Labor Educatiuon Center Annual Awards Banquet
Welcome to our Awards Banquet page. Not only is our banquet our major fundraising event of the year, it also brings together our friends and our supporters.
2015 is our 40th Anniversary Celebration! This year, we will be honoring: Steven Tolman, President of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO; State Representative Antonio Cabral; and Bus Riders United Sigute "Siggy" Meilus. The dinner will be held at Venus de Milo, 75 Grand Army Hwy, Swansea, MA, on Thursday, October 22 starting at 6:00 PM!
Our primary award is:
The Arnold M. Dubin Memorial Award
Arnold M. Dubin shared his passion for social justice with everyone he encountered. As a leader of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union and as a leader of the Southeastern Massachusetts community he loved, he was an inspiration to union members and the labor movement as a whole. The Dubin MemorialAward bears witness to his spirited leadership, as it honors each year’s recipient.
Past Recipients of the Arnold M. Dubin Memorial Award
Gary Studds US Congressman, Tenth District
Nicholas Roussos Manager, So. New England District Council, ILGWU
Diana Nunes New England Regional Joint Board, ACTWU
Donald Walker President, Southeastern Massachusetts University
Dr. Radovsky Radovsky ILGWU Union Health Center
George Ripley Commissioner of Labor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Arthur R. Osborn President, Massachusetts AFL-CIO
Michael S. Dukakis Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Robert J. Haynes Secretary-Treasurer, Massachusetts AFL-CIO
Leo J. Purcell President, Massachusetts Building Trades Council, AFL-CIO
John Kerry US Senator, Massachusetts
Edward M. Kennedy US Senator, Massachusetts
James S. Braude Tax Equity AKiance for Massachusetts
Barney Frank US Congressman, Fourth District
Joseph Faherty President, Massachusetts AFL-CIO
Founders of the Labor Education Center
Teresa Heinz Chairperson, Heinz Family Philanthropies
Jim McGovern US Congressman, Third District
Kathleen Casavant Secretary-Treasurer, Massachusetts AFL-CIO
William Delahunt US Congressman
Joan Menard State Senator
Marc Pacheco State Senator
Mark Montigny State Senator
Ed Clark UNITE Executive Vice President
Stephen Lynch US Congressman, Ninth District
John J. Sweeney President, AFL ·CIO
Edward M. Lambert, Jr. Mayor of Fall River
Therese Murray Massachusetts Senate President
Scott W. Lang Mayor of New Bedford
Martha Coakley Massachusetts Attorney General
Tim Murray Lt. Governor of Massachusetts
Sandy Felder Field Division Director, Strategic Campaigns Dept., AFL-CIO
Lawrence Hanley President, Amalgamated Transit Union
Elizabeth Warren US Senator, Massachusetts
Patrick J. O’Neill Executive Vice President and Director of Organizing, UFCW