The Machinists Union won several top honors in the annual International Labor Communications Association (ILCA) Labor Media Awards contest, which honors the best in labor journalism.
The 2013 IAM Calendar won first place for Best Design – Print. “Spin This,” the IAM’s 2012 full-page response ad to Whirlpool’s self-proclaimed commitment to U.S. workers, as featured in The Washington Post, took home first place in the Best Informational Graphic category. IAM District 142’s “Observer” won Second Place for Best Editorial or Column. And the Union of Unemployed (UCubed) won first place for Best Use of Social Media, third place for Best Content – Internet, and third place for Best Design – Internet.
The ILCA supports labor communicators in North America and is an allied organization of the AFL-CIO. The annual ILCA Journalism/Media contest is open to ILCA member publications from dozens of local and international unions.