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Minneapolis Labor Review wins 11 awards in ILCA’s annual labor media contest

From the Minneapolis Labor Review, November 16, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minneapolis Labor Review has won 11 awards in the annual labor media contest sponsored by the International Labor Communications Association. Announced November 6, the awards recognize work produced in 2017.

Altogether, the Minneapolis Labor Review won three first place awards, one second place award, five third place awards, and two honorable mentions.

The ILCA awards recognize the Labor Review for writing, photography, and design.

For a special category of writing awards, the Saul Miller Awards, the Labor Review won awards in each of the three specific topic areas: collective bargaining, organizing, and political action.

Another Minnesota labor organization, AFSCME Council 5, won four awards in this year’s ILCA labor media contest.

The ILCA labor media contest draws entries from across all sectors of the labor movement from local unions, district councils and international unions as well as from regional labor federations and state labor federations.

The awards competition includes work produced for a range of media: print, web, audio and video.

In the ILCA competition, the Labor Review competed against work produced by local, regional and state unions as well as regional federations and state federations.

Founded in 1907, the Labor Review is published monthly by the Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation, AFL-CIO. Steve Share has served as the newspaper’s editor for the past 15 years and is a member of the Minnesota Newspaper Guild.

Steve Share, Labor Review editor Steve Share has served as the Labor Review editor for the past 15 years and is a member of the Minnesota Newspaper Guild.

Three first place awards

The three first place awards for the Labor Review include:

• A first place writing award for a profile, “David Roe, giant of Minnesota labor, dies at 92,” by Steve Share, with contributions from Michael Moore and Barb Kucera (published February 24, 2017).

• A first place visual communication award for best photo essay or gallery, for “A March on the Boss: Seward Co-op workers, backed by supporters, demand union,” by Steve Share (published June 23, 2017).

• A first place writing award for best editorial or column for “Let’s come together, resist efforts to divide us along racial lines,” by Chelsie Glaubitz Gabiou, MRLF president (published August 25, 2017).

One second place award


The Labor Review won second place in the special Saul Miller Awards competition for a story about collective bargaining, “Minneapolis teachers’ contract campaign: ‘bargaining for the common good,’” by Steve Share (published December 22, 2017).

Five third place awards

The five third place awards for the Labor Review include:

• Third place for general excellence for a print publication produced by regional or state labor federations (for the November 17, 2017 and December 22, 2017 issues).

• Third place in the special Saul Miller Awards competition for a story about organizing, “A March on the Boss: Seward Co-op workers, backed by supporters, demand union,” by Steve Share (published June 23, 2017).

• Third place in the special Saul Miller Awards competition for a story about political action, “Londel French: Longtime union member,” by Steve Share (published  August 25, 2017).

• A third place writing award for best feature story for “One year later, Teamsters members still not paid for wage theft,” by Steve Share (published December 22, 2017).

• A third place visual communications award for best front page or cover for page one of the November 17, 2017 issue.

Two honorable mentions

The two honorable mentions for the Labor Review include:

• Honorable mention for best news story, “Workers expose extent of wage theft across job sectors,” by Steve Share (published May 26, 2017).

• Honorable mention for best photo essay or gallery, “AFSCME members protest Hennepin County Medical Center layoffs,” by Steve Share (published March 24, 2017).

Four ILCA awards for AFSCME Council 5

Minnesota’s AFSCME Council 5 won four awards in the ILCA labor media contest for work produced in 2017, competing against local, regional and state unions as well as regional federations and state federations.

AFSCME Council 5’s awards include:

• A first place writing award for best series for “Keeping kids safe,” Lynette Kalsnes, editor.

• A first place writing award for best analysis for “Experts say Minnesota should be wary of taking over CCA prison,” Lynette Kalsnes, editor.

• A second place writing award for best feature story for “Workers Remember the I-35W Bridge Collapse, Fight for Change,” Lynette Kalsnes, editor.

• Honorable mention for best photograph for “We Do Minnesota’s Work,” by Lynette Kalsnes.

For more information about the International Labor Communications Association and its work to support labor communications, visit ilcaonline.org.

The ILCA website also features the complete list of this year’s award-winners.



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