PEF’s Communications Dept. wins several ILCA awards
The International Labor Communications Association announced in early November the following awards to the staff of the PEF Communications Department: The awards are for visual design, writing, electronic media and photography completed and published in 2017.
Mario Bruni, senior graphic designer, took first place in the category of Best Design, Visual Communications for the Con Con (Constitutional Convention) Toolkit that was on the PEF website. Bruni also earned a third place award for Best Cover, “Reflecting on PEF’s political presence in Albany,” the July/August Communicator cover.
Deborah Miles, reporter/writer, took first place in Labor History Writing for her story titled “From slaves to strikers: Atlanta’s washerwomen demonstrate the power of collective bargaining.” She won a second place award for Best Feature Story, “PEF nurse heroes mend the lives of Puerto Ricans after Maria’s wrath.” Both stories appeared in the November issue. Miles also received an Honorable Mention for Best Photograph, a nurse at a rally which was on the cover of the June Communicator.
Sherry Halbrook, reporter/editor, won two second place Saul Miller Writing Awards. One was for Political Action Writing for her story, “Immigrant’s organizing skills flourish on Staten Island” featured in the February issue, and an organizing story, “Stick with your PEF family” that ran in the December issue.
Jane Briggs, director of Communications, received a third place award for Best Editorial/Column, “Help PEF block attacks on merit and fitness” that was published in the June issue.
Mayra Ithier, communications coordinator, earned an Honorable Mention in the Electronic Media – Best Use of Social Media category for her “Vote NO constitutional convention campaign” that was posted on PEF’s official Facebook and Twitter pages.