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

The 2015 Hillman Prize celebration took place on May 5th in New York City.

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The 2015 Candian Hillman Prize celebration took place on March 12th in Toronto.

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New & Notable

Join us Monday October 19 for a discussion of #BlackLivesMatter and #Fightfor15 with Hillman judge, Jelani Cobb, Alicia Garza and Kendall Fells. Co-sponsored with CUNY’s Murphy Institute. Register here

On Jan 15, 2015, 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 September 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.