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The 2017 Movement Builders Awards are coming!

Join us in celebrating leaders who have been instrumental in building a movement to secure good jobs, sustainable communities, and an accountable democracy for all New Yorkers.

When: Tuesday, September 26, 6-9 pm

Where: SEIU 1199 Penthouse, 330 West 42nd Street, NYC

RSVP here.

Our honorees are:

Christopher Erikson, Business Manager of IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) Local 3, for his support of climate justice and a just transition to a green economy.  Christopher drives progress on meeting environmental needs while protecting union jobs and training the next generation of skilled electrical workers.

Elizabeth Yeampierre, Executive Director of UPROSE, for her local and national leadership with the Climate Justice Movement, and building inter-generational environmental justice leadership in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

Teamsters Organizing Committee at SIMS Municipal Recycling, for their fearless efforts in winning a union at the city’s largest recycling plant.  In the words of José Lopez, a Sims worker and union leader: “This contract ensures that the workers who recycle New York City’s waste will be treated with respect and will be able to take care of their families.  We are proving that immigrants can win justice through solidarity, even in Trump’s America.”