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ILCA Announces Labor Media Winners 


The International Labor Communications Association (ILCA) announced its annual labor communications contest winners for 2022 entries. The largest competition exclusively for labor journalists and communicators, the awards recognize excellence among union publications, websites, video, and other media from across North America. 

The AFM/International Musician received two Saul Miller awards for excellent writing connected to the areas of organizing, collective bargaining, and political action.

First place Saul Miller (Organizing) award was given for the August 2022 cover story, “Evan Walsh and Toy Soldiers Win Organizing Campaign.

Second place Saul Miller (Collective Bargaining) award was given for the October 2022 cover story, “San Antonio Philharmonic: New Orchestra for San Antonio Brings Fresh Approach.”

Both were written by International Musician feature writer Stephen Laifer of Local 66 (Rochester, NY).  

Local 802 (New York City) was awarded First Place Electronic Media for Best Use of Social Media. 

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