Benny's World

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Congrats to TAPPED

Which won the Sidney Hillman Foundation awards in Journalism recently. Ezra Klein, whose blog is on my blogroll, is part of the TAPPED (American Prospect online Edition) team.

Since 1950, the Sidney Hillman Foundation has recognized journalists, writers and public figures whose work promotes social and economic justice.

Annual awards are given in the following categories:

  • Books (non-fiction)
  • Newspaper Reporting
  • Magazine Reporting
  • Broadcast Journalism
    (includes television and radio)
  • Photojournalism
  • BLOGs
These awards reflect the vision and commitment of Hillman, president of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (a predecessor union of UNITE HERE), whose tireless efforts to bring dignity and respect to working people left a lasting legacy for the American public.

Hillman was an architect of the New Deal and worked to build a vibrant union movement extending beyond the shop floor to all aspects of workers' lives. Today, his belief in social and political activist trade unionism is in the forefront of creating a new progressive movement for social change.

John Edwards has worked with UNITE Here for the past 2 years in raising awareness about poverty, the right to organize unions, and to raise working standards, wages, and benefits for hotel workers.

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