CFL News
September 01, 2017

Chicago Jobs with Justice Presents Annual Leadership Awards

Chicago Jobs with Justice Presents Annual Leadership Awards

Each year, Chicago Jobs with Justice presents its annual Charlie Hayes Leadership awards to community members who are committed to making life better for working men and women. In 2017, this award was presented to Bob Reiter, CFL Secretary-Treasurer, and Tania Unzueta, Legal and Policy Director of Mijente.

The award is named for Charlie Hayes, a respected union man. He served as the first Executive Vice President of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists. Additionally, he was the first trade unionist to be elected to Congress, representing the South Side of Chicago for five terms from 1983 to 1993. Throughout his tenure as a Congressman, he was often referred to as the “voice of conscience” because he fought to save federal job training and anti-poverty programs.

Chicago Jobs with Justice is a coalition of labor, faith, and community organizations working together to win campaigns for workers’ rights and social and economic justice. It is the only nonprofit organization of its kind leading strategic campaigns and shaping public discourse on every front to build power for working people. They rely heavily on individual donations to help fund their work. To make a donation, visit https://