District 9 wins 2019 Michigan Labor Press Awards

Congratulations to USW Local 1155L's Van TenPenny and District 9 on their awards from the Michigan Labor Press Conference (MLP) held at the UAW Education Center in Onaway, Michigan in early June.

MLP is comprised of labor communicators representing all unions in Michigan and member unions from Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Alabama.

Van entered District 9 into four categories for this years awards, highlighting the work done in the district's eight states last year. Entries included Van's coverage of the Education Conference, Local 12L’s Christmas for Exceptional Children Party, R/PIC and Skilled trades Conference coverage.

District 9 won each category entered.

Van has done outstanding work as an activist, filling various communication roles, including editor, USPA vice president, USPA President and is currently communications coordinator for District 9.

His work with his local began in 1996 when they created their first website, then their first mobile publication in 1999 and established their social media presence in 2007-2008.

He has brought his knowledge to District 9 by providing communication education to local unions and maintaining print, web and social media tools throughout the District.

Press Inquiries

Media Contacts

Communications Director:
Jess Kamm at 412-562-2446

USW@WORK (USW magazine)
Editor Jim McKay

For industry specific inquiries,
Call USW Communications at 412-562-2442

Mailing Address

United Steelworkers
Communications Department
60 Blvd. of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222