(Updated May 9 with photo from the event.) Local labor leaders will be honored by the Memphis Labor Council and United Way of the Mid-South at 6:00 p.m. Thursday evening during an awards dinner at IBEW Local 474, located at 1870 Madison Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee.
United Way staff members Casel Jones (AFL-CIO Community Service Liaison), Nakisha Coffey (Community Impact), Regina Walker (Community Engagement and Alignment), Faye Carter (Fundraising) and Bryce Haugsdahl (President) will salute members of organized labor who are making a difference in our community.
In addition, United Way board members and volunteers David Dortch (USW Local 9-0771), Irvin Calliste (President, Memphis AFL-CIO Labor Council) and Paul Shaffer (Business Agent IBEW Local) will speak at the event.
Organized labor and United Way have a long-standing partnership that works to improve lives across the Mid-South.
The following labor members will receive awards (alpha by last name, list current as of May 4, 2014):
- Jeffery Bell, President, IAM Local 61
- Wayne Bennington, President, Sheetmetal Local 4
- Christine Booker, Agent, OPEIU Local 2001
- Kevin Bradshaw, President, BCTGM Local 149
- Allen Byassee, Bus. Agent, IASTE Local 69
- Irvin Calliste, President, AFL-CIO Labor Council
- Janice Chalmers, President, AFSCME 1733
- Marie Crowe, Finance Secretary, UAW Local 2406
- Linwood Dillard, President, USW Local 7655
- Lee Early, President, USW Local 9-0771
- Ben Gibson, President, IAM Local 3
- Larry Hardaway, President, USW Local 9-0631
- Larry Jackson, President, NALC Local 27
- Maria Johnson, President, APWU Local 96
- John Macon, President, Mail Handlers Local 329
- Latita Malone, President, BCT Local 149
- Thomas Malone, President, Memphis Fire Assoc.
- Larry Miller, Bus Agent, ATU Local 713
- Margaret Morgan, President, IASTE-TWU Local 825
- Wayne Risher, President, Newspaper Guild 91
- Robert Santucci, President, CWA Local 3806
- Mike Scoggins, Bus. Agent, Ironworkers Local 167
- Paul Shaffer, Bus. Agent, IBEW Local 474
- Leon Sheppard, President, UFCW Local 1529
- Arthur Smith, Finance Secretary, Longshoremen Local 1671
- Willie Smith, President, RWDSU Local 910
- Bobby Sproles, Bus. Agent, Steamfitters Local 614
- Pamela Stitts, President, UNITE-HERE Local 2262
- William Thompson, Bus. Agent, IBEW Local 1288
- Barry Tipton, Finance Secretary, UAW Local 3036
- Keith Williams, President, Memphis Education Assoc.
- Michael Williams, President, Memphis Police Assoc.
(Note: Photo provided by Regina Walker)