On October 19th, Murphy Institute Founder & Director Greg Mantsios was honored by City & State in recognition of his work in labor. City & State CSR showcases outstanding New York business leaders and corporations through its series of highly-publicized award ceremonies, conferences, and specialty publications, for their tremendous work in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility. The Labor & Law Awards are presented to individuals and organizations who have demonstrated dedication and commitment to the well-being of New York and its citizens through their accomplishments such as promoting respect for human rights, good governance and transparency, combating exploitative working conditions, offering pro-bono services and community giving.
The Edna Award honors an outstanding young woman who has made significant contributions to social justice early in her career and whose leadership is creating and inspiring social change. The Award is named after Foundation namesake and organizing pioneer Edna Berger. The Award is open to women age 35 and under from labor unions, women’s groups, workers’ rights organizations, immigrants’ rights groups, and other areas of social justice. Each year, the Foundation awards other exceptional nominees with a $1,000 Award of Note.
In 2014, the Foundation launched the Kate Mullany Courageous Young Worker Award to honor young women, age 35 or younger, who have stood up for workers’ rights and organized their own workplaces in the face of overwhelming opposition. The award is named for Kate Mullany, an inspiring young laundry worker who, more 150 years ago, organized one of the first women’s unions when she was just 19 years old.
The Hillman Prize seeks out top investigative reporting that draws attention to social or economic injustice and hopefully leads to corrective measures.The goal is to recognize discernment of a significant news story, resourcefulness and courage in reporting, skill in relating the story and the impact of the coverage.
The received-by deadline for all submissions will be January 30, 2016. Nominations can be submitted here.
The Sidney Hillman Foundation has sought to illuminate the great issues of the day—from the search for a basis for lasting peace, to the need for better housing, medical care, and employment security for all people, the promotion of civil liberties and the battle against discrimination based on race, nationality, or religion.
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