Affiliate News
February 01, 2018

Boy Scouts Present Annual George Meany Award

Boy Scouts Present Annual George Meany Award

The Chicago Federation of Labor and the Boy Scouts of America recently honored James Allen, President of the BAC Administrative District Council 1 of Illinois, with the 2017 AFLCIO George Meany Award. Allen received this award for his dedication to the working families in the union trades and his service to the greater community.

Allen is a third-generation bricklayer; he has worked as both a bricklayer and a certified welder in the residential and commercial markets in the Chicago area. After working his way up through the ranks, including serving as President of Local 21, he was named President of the District Council in 2004.

The George Meany Award is a national recognition approved by the AFL-CIO Executive Council to acknowledge union members who have made a significant contribution to the youth of their communities by volunteering in the programs of the BSA.