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Public Employee Press

Edited by Alfredo Alvarado

Metro winners

Public Employee Press won top awards in this year’s Metro NY Labor Communications Council Journalism Awards contest and garnered a dozen wins that recognizes the team’s excellence in the categories of writing, design, photography, social media, website and video production.

The top honor, named for labor activist Mary Heaton Vorse, went to Diane S. Williams for her feature “When Ice Comes Knocking.” Williams also won two best writing awards for blogs.

Alfredo Alvarado, who retired in August, won first place for his feature “Members Are on the Frontline Fighting Against Addiction.” Clarence Elie-Rivera won first place for photography, and Gregory N.Heires and EJ Dobson won two unique performance awards for writing and design. Molly Charboneau, who retired in May, won for best website ( Metro also honored Charboneau for 30-plus years of labor activism. Elie-Rivera, Rudy Orozco and former PEP staffer Joe Lopez won awards for their videos “DC 37 Stands Up for NYC Libraries” and “Animal Trainers at the NY Aquarium.”