Sidney Awards

Reco Allen, with his son, in Tanner, Ala. Allen lost his right hand and forearm as the result of an accident he sustained in 2013 while working on the assembly line at a Matsu auto parts plant in Alabama. He was hired as a janitor in the plant but a supervisor reassigned him and had him begin work on the assembly line without any training.
April 12, 2017

About the Foundation

The Sidney Hillman Foundation honors excellence in journalism in service of the common good.

Our awards and programs honor the legacy and vision of union pioneer and New Deal architect Sidney Hillman.

Hillman Prizes

United States

Call for Entries for 2017 Hillman Prizes is now closed. Winners will be announced April 25. Thanks to all who entered.

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2017 Canadian Hillman Prize winners

2017 Canadian Hillman Prize winners announced!

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New & Notable

The next #LaborTalks event will be on April 26 with @sarahljaffe and her book Necessary Trouble! More and RSVP here.

#LaborTalks, Wed March 15, 7pm, first in a new series of activist literary discussions co-sponsored with Workmen’s Circle and BISR. This month Ruth Sergel and her new book, See You in the Streets: Art, Action, and Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. RSVP here.

Oct 6, 6:30pm @1199SEIU, SACTWU former General Secretary, Johnny Copelyn, discusses South Africa labor and politics

March 22 at the Schomburg Center, co-sponsoring a discussion on advancing justice for black women and girls. More details.

On Oct 19, we co-sponsored with CUNY’s Murphy Institute a discussion about #BlackLivesMatter and #Fightfor15 with Hillman judge, Jelani Cobb, Alicia Garza and Kendall Fells. Watch video here

On Jan 15, Hillman co-sponsored an all-day conference with the Albert Shanker Institute and the American Prospect called “The American Labor Movement at a Crossroads: New Thinking, New Organizing, New Strategies”. See more here

On Sept 11, the Hillman Foundation hosted “Your Shirt Off Their Backs,” a panel discussion on sweatshops, labor, and the global economy. See photos and video of the event.

In case you missed “Stuck in Segregation” at the Schomburg Center with Farai Chideya, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Richard Rothstein and Patrick Sharkey, you can watch the livestream video here, and download a PDF of Rothstein’s “Segregation Never Really Ended: The Link Between Housing and Education” here.