People’s World takes home wins at 2021 Labor Media Awards

The International Labor Communications Association has announced the winners for the 2021 Labor Media Awards. People’s World was honored this year with six awards. The articles below took home prizes in various categories. ILCA will present the awards at its convention on Dec. 9, 2021.


Seeking justice for Breonna Taylor: Essential health worker killed by police

By Chauncey K. Robinson

FIRST PLACE: Writing – Best News Story – National/International




Fight for $15: Worker Profiles

By Al Neal

FIRST PLACE: Writing – Best Series – National/International




The reason Smithfield decided to slaughter workers along with the hogs

By Roberta Wood

SECOND PLACE: Writing – Best Editorial or Column – National/International



Beyond the Page Podcast: Rev. Liz Theoharis talks voter suppression and poverty

By Chauncey K. Robinson and Matt Bernico

HONORABLE MENTION: Electronic Media – Best Podcast 



Uber, Lyft drivers keep up the pressure: ‘We are employees, not contractors’

By Marilyn Bechtel

HONORABLE MENTION: Writing – Best News Story – National/International



Sioux Falls Smithfield disaster reflects ongoing national battle

By John Wojcik

HONORABLE MENTION: Writing – Best Profile – National/International






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People’s World is a voice for progressive change and socialism in the United States. It provides news and analysis of, by, and for the labor and democratic movements to our readers across the country and around the world. People’s World traces its lineage to the Daily Worker newspaper, founded by communists, socialists, union members, and other activists in Chicago in 1924.