Celebrating Champions of Working People
This week, the Central Labor Council held its annual Awards Reception, celebrating champions of working people. This year’s honorees were 1199 SEIU President George Gresham, Plumbers Union Local 1 Business Manager John J. Murphy, and the New York State DREAM Act Coalition. John Jay College Humanities Major Danyeli Rodriguez accepted the award on behalf of the DREAM Act Coalition.
The awardees credited working people and the fight for human rights as the inspiration for their work. Mayor Bill de Blasio was also on hand, to celebrate the awardees, and to reaffirm his commitment to working with the labor movement to help working people secure better wages, benefits, and workplace respect.