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Annual Awards Banquet

Awards night 2018 group picture

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.

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Thanks to all of our supporters for another great awards banquet this year.  We are grateful to the nearly 300 attendees and the 24 donors who bought ads to support us.  Also, thanks also to the 15 organizations and small businesses who contributed to our raffles.  Congratulations to our Mass AFL-CIO president, Steve Tolman, who made the winning bid on the custom, union made (by UNITE members) suit from Joseph Abboud. 

Congratulations to Barbara Madeloni, MTA President for receiving the Arnold M. Dubin Memorial award

Congratulations to Barbara Madeloni, MTA President for receiving the Arnold M. Dubin Memorial award

Recipients of the Arnold M. Dubin Memorial Award

  • Barbara Madeloni: President, Massachusetts Teacher's Association
  • Bill Keating: US representative
  • Daniel Wolf: MA State Senator
  • Steve Tolman: President of the MA AFL-CIO
  • Patrick J. O’Neill: Executive Vice President and Director of Organizing, UFCW
  • Elizabeth Warren: US Senator, Massachusetts
  • Lawrence Hanley: President, Amalgamated Transit Union
  • Sandy Felder Field Division Director, Strategic Campaigns Dept., AFL-CIO
  • Tim Murray: Lt. Governor of Massachusetts
  • Martha Coakley: Massachusetts Attorney General
  • Scott W. Lang: Mayor of New Bedford
  • Therese Murray: Massachusetts Senate President
  • Edward M. Lambert, Jr.: Mayor of Fall River
  • John J. Sweeney: President, AFL ·CIO
  • Stephen Lynch: US Congressman, Ninth District
  • Ed Clark: UNITE Executive Vice President
  • Mark Montigny: State Senator
  • Marc Pacheco: State Senator
  • Joan Menard: State Senator
  • William Delahunt: US Congressman
  • Kathleen Casavant: Secretary-Treasurer, Massachusetts AFL-CIO
  • Jim McGovern: US Congressman, Third District
  • Teresa Heinz: Chairperson, Heinz Family Philanthropies
  • Peter Knowlton: General President, United Electrical Workers
  • Donna Kelly William: President, Mass Nurses Association
  • Pat Haddad: State Representative
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