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Local 400 Wins Five Labor Communications Awards


Local 400’s quarterly magazine, the Union Leader won three awards, while the website won general excellence in its category and the social media campaign “#KrogerStrong” took home third place overall for the 2015 Labor Media Awards from the International Labor Communications Association (ILCA) for articles published and campaigns run in 2014.

1st Place: Writing Awards – Print And Internet / Saul Miller Awards / Organizing / Local Unions, “Virginia Bestway Workers Win Recognition But Continue To Fight Union-Busting Tactics” (pages 6-7)

2nd Place: Writing Awards – Print And Internet / Best Analysis / Local Unions, “Kroger Stoops To Union-Busting” (pages 16-17)

3rd Place: Design Awards – Print / Best Front Page/Cover Print / Local Unions / Magazines, “#KrogerStrong

3rd Place: Internet Awards / Best Use Of Social Media / Local Unions, “#KrogerStrong”

Honorable Mention: General Excellence – Print And Internet / Website / Local Unions, www.UFCW400.Org

Union Leader—Fall 2014

UnionLeaderFall2014On the Cover: Kroger Members Win Long Battle: Activism in Richmond-Tidewater Areas Secures Strong Contract

  • Pivotal Elections November 4th
  • 2014 Voting Guide
  • Local 400 ACTS!
  • Bestway Silver Spring Workers Ratify Contract
  • Shoppers Bargaining Continues
  • Smithfield Workers Join Local 400

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Local 400 Wins Seven Labor Communications Awards

Local 400’s quarterly magazine, the Union Leader won six awards, while the website took home another for the 2014 Labor Media Awards from the International Labor Communications Association (ILCA) for articles published in 2013.

UnionLeaderCoverSummer2013-237x300First Place Awards:
Best Publication Design (Summer 2013)
Best Analysis (Virginia Enacts Laws to Suppress Minority Vote, page 7)
Best Editorial/Column (Secretary-Treasurer Update: Voting Rights Under Attack, page 31)
Best Profile (Local 400 ACTS!,pages 10-13)
Saul Miller Award/Collective Bargaining (Members Mobilize for Tough Giant/Safeway Contract Fight, page 14)

Second Place Awards:
General Excellence/Local and Regional Publications
Best Design/Internet for the website.

The 2013 ILCA contest continues a long unbroken streak for Local 400 in winning Labor Media Awards year after year.