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Southwest Washington Labor Awards Feb. 25 in Vancouver

Submit award nominations now for who should be honored by SW Washington and Cowlitz-Wahkiakum CLCs


The following is from the Southwest Washington and the Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Central Labor Councils:

VANCOUVER, Wash. (Jan. 18, 2023) — We all know that 2022 was an amazing year for working people in Southwest Washington. We saw headlines about strikes, new organizing, and workers from across the region standing up and standing together to fight for fair treatment in their workplaces.

Behind each of those headlines are people in their community who took risks and volunteered their time and energy to make those stories happen. Far too often those people don’t get recognized for their efforts – but the Southwest Washington Central Labor Council and Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Central Labor Council won’t let that happen.

That’s why these CLCs are honored to present the 2nd Annual Southwest Washington Labor Awards on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Vancouver Hilton (our UNION hotel!) They want to honor the people in their community who dedicated themselves to fighting for working people in the past year. Please fill out this form to nominate the people you feel deserve to be recognized as:

  • Union Leader of the Year
    Who was the local union leader who inspired you, fought for you, negotiated a contract and/or encouraged you and members of our community to take action?
    Let us know!
  • Union Member of the Year
    Unions are the members, and the members are the union! Which union members stood out this year and served as an example to others?
    Let us know!
  • Union Local of the Year
    Which union locals fought hard for their members, and for all working people in our community?
    Let us know!
  • CLC Volunteer of the Year
    Which volunteers at the Southwest Washington Central Labor Council and Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Central Labor Councils brought our community’s labor organizations together to make a better life for working families?
    Let us know!
  • Working People’s Ally of the Year
    Who were the political leaders or community members who stood side-by-side with organized labor to make sure working people in our community were safe and treated with dignity and respect?
    Let us know!
  • In Solidarity Award Winner
    Who within our movement has taken the word “Solidarity” to a new level? Solidarity, and working together, is what makes the labor movement special. Who within our ranks has reached out to other unions and promoted solidarity?
    Let us know!

Please submit your nominations no later than Feb. 13, and make plans to attend the awards ceremony on Feb. 25 at the Vancouver Hilton to find out if your nominees take home an award. Doors open for the event at 6 p.m. (See the full schedule/ticketing information.)

The Southwest Washington and the Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Central Labor Councils are committed to making this a 100% UNION-MADE EVENT. They appreciate your union’s sponsorship to help make that happen. Find out more about sponsorship levels and how you can help:

In addition to any proceeds from the banquet, the CLCs will be raising money for Labor’s Community Service Agency through a raffle and a silent auction. Everyone is invited and encouraged to contribute to either of these fundraisers. Find out how to donate items.

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FIND OUT HOW TO JOIN TOGETHER with your co-workers to negotiate for better wages, benefits, and a voice at work. Or go ahead and contact a union organizer today!