Nominations for the Unsung Hero Award are collected throughout the year and nominees are recognized annually at the ULA Unsung Hero Dinner, normally held in November.

UNSUNG HEROES OF THE LABOR MOVEMENT

Every year, the United Labor Agency honors the Unsung Heroes of the Labor Movement. Unions from all over Northeast Ohio have the opportunity to nominate someone who has worked very hard for their Union without little recognition We want to continue to recognize those men and women who have dedicated their career and lives to making our unions work, but who often don’t get recognized for their contribution.

WHO IS THE UNSUNG HERO OF YOUR UNION?

We want to continue to recognize those men and women who have dedicated their career and lives to making our unions work, but who often don’t get recognized for their contribution. Your unsung hero could be a secretary or recording secretary who has tirelessly helped your union work for your members. You can pick someone who is still working or has recently retired. Limit your nominations of retirees to those people who have retired within the past three years. Selecting an unsung hero will highlight that person – and your union.
(We ask that Unsung Heroes not be a person holding an elected office or in a recognized leadership position in your union).

WHY SHOULD YOU MAKE THE NOMINATION?

Because how often do we get to recognize those people behind the scenes who seldom get public acknowledgement? This is also a chance to show the diversity of your union and show the array of dedicated individuals working on behalf of working men and women. It will highlight unions like yours. For the past 12 years, the program has been well received. We have honored over 70 individuals from over 25 different unions.

HOW DO YOU NOMINATE YOUR UNSUNG HERO?

We have enclosed a nomination form that we would like you to fill out. Also, we request a short (200 word) biographical sketch of the person you are nominating, a copy of your union’s logo and at least one picture of the nominee. We will be creating a commemorative book that will include all of the biographies, photos and logos that we receive.

2015 unsung heroes nomination letter