CAW Locals Rack Up Four Labour Media Awards

May 26, 2010, 2:06 PM EST

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The Canadian Association of Labour Media held its annual labour communications conference and awards ceremony in Windsor, Ontario from May 13-15, with CAW locals taking home four national awards for excellence in web design, print and creative use of media.

Best Overall Publication (locals with more than 1000 members) - CAW Local 222 ("The Oshaworker")

Dennis McGann Stroke-of-Genius Award (produced by volunteers) - CAW Local 114 ("101 Easy Ways to be a Labour Activist")

Best Overall Website (produced by volunteers) - CAW Local 88 (

Best Website Content (produced by volunteers) - CAW Local 88 (

*(Honourable mention) Best Moving Billboard - CAW Local 114 ("Live Long and Prosper: Unionize" t-shirts)

The Canadian Association of Labour Media is a network of union publications and editors that provides labour-friendly stories and graphics and training for labour communicators. Each year, the CALM organizes a national skills-sharing conference that brings together labour union communicators and activists from all major labour unions in Canada.

This year's conference space at the University of Windsor was shared, for the first time, with the Canadian LabourTech conference - a network of labour union staff, volunteers and social justice advocates who share information on new technologies in an effort to facilitate more effective communication across the progressive movement.

For more information on the CALM conference (and upcoming events), visit:

For more information on the LabourTech conference, visit:
To view pictures of CAW winners, please visit the online photo gallery at:  

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