UCW-CWA Local 3865 wins the 2018 Labor Notes Troublemakers Award

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LaborNotes gives UCW the “Troublemakers Award” for Anti-Outsourcing Campaign
Members receive award at Chicago conference of labor activists

For our incredible fight to stop our billionaire governor’s scheme to privatize of facilities jobs across the state, UCW was honored with the Troublemakers Award at the 2018 LaborNotes conference. More than 2,800 union members from all over the US, and even some international delegates, attended the biannual convention that brings together progressive labor activists to share stories, skills and experiences in our fight for economic and social justice and workplace power. In front of a room of 1,000 conference attendees, the UCW delegation received the award, with Thelma Jean Rimmer and Ed McDaniel speaking on our behalf to thunderous applause.

Members also helped lead and participate in a number of workshops, including on organizing the South, organizing your coworkers, and fighting outsourcing. Memphis Chapter Vice-President and Policy & Campaign Committee Chair Margaret Cook attended for the first time this year along with 11 other members and activists from Memphis. “Labor Notes had a tremendous impact on me. There was a sense of urgency as well as camaraderie among the thousands of people at the conference. I was honored to be on a panel discussing diversity and I also learned a lot from the various workshops. Labor Notes 2018 left me inspired and fired up to continue to fight for workers rights. I am extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to participate and to attend this wonderful conference.”

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