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UFCW President Joseph T. Hansen, Cooperative Home Care Associates and Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation to receive awards

New York, NY—ALIGN: The Alliance for a Greater New York is hosting its annual Movement Builders Awards this evening, April 25 at 6 pm. The event is a celebration of leaders from labor, community and business who have been instrumental in building a movement for a more equitable economy, a more accountable democracy and a more sustainable environment for all New Yorkers.

The Movement Builders Awards brings together nearly 300 leaders and grassroots activists from the social and economic justice movement in New York City and beyond. This year’s honorees are:

  • Joseph T. Hansen, International President of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), for his leadership in bringing quality jobs and fresh food to underserved neighborhoods
  • Cooperative Home Care Associates, for their track record of success in providing good jobs and quality care
  • Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation, for their championing of community organizing and sustainable economic development

The evening’s presenters will highlight the innovative and inspiring work of the honorees, including efforts to: Make Change at Walmart; transform home care jobs into quality jobs; and build community-labor partnerships in affordable housing and green building retrofits.

WHAT: Movement Builders Awards 2012
WHEN: April 25, from 6 -8pm
WHERE: New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council, 305 West 44th Street

ALIGN: The Alliance for a Greater New York’s mission is to create good jobs, vibrant communities, and an accountable democracy for all New Yorkers. Our work unites worker, community, and other allies to build a more just and sustainable New York. ALIGN was formed in April 2011 through the merger of New York Jobs and Justice and Urban Agenda. Visit for more information.